Seeing like a state : how certain schemes to improve the human condition have failed (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Seeing like a state : how certain schemes to improve the human condition have failed

Author: James C Scott
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2020. ©1998
Series: Veritas paperbacks
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Veritas paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James C Scott
ISBN: 0300246757 9780300246759
OCLC Number: 1112903501
Description: xiv, 445 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Part 1. State projects of legibility and simplification. Nature and space ; Cities, people, and language --
Part 2. Transforming visions. Authoritarian high modernism ; The high-modernist city : an experiement and a critique ; The revolutionary party : a plan and a diagnosis --
Part 3. The social engineering of rural settlement and production. Soviet collectivization, captialist dreams ; Compulsory villagization in Tanzania : aestehtics and miniaturization ; Taming nature : an agriculture of legibility and simplicity --
Part 4. The missing link. Thin simplifications and practical knowledge : Mētis ; Conclusion.
Series Title: Veritas paperbacks
Responsibility: James C. Scott.

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"A magisterial critique of top-down social planning that has been cited, and debated, by the free-market libertarians of the Cato Institute (which recently dedicated an issue of its online journal to Read more...

 
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