The History of Development: From Western Origins to Global Faith

Editor/Author Rist, Gilbert
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Zed Books

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ISBN: 978-1-78-360022-9
Category: History - World history
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The History of Development, now in its fourth edition, is a classic development text, which has both defined and changed its field. Gilbert Rist provides a complete and powerful overview of what the idea of development has meant throughout history.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Author
  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Introduction
  • 1 Definitions of Development
  • 2 Metamorphoses of a Western Myth
  • 3 The Making of a World System
  • 4 The Invention of Development
  • 5 The International Doctrine and Institutions Take Root
  • 6 Modernization Poised between History and Prophecy
  • 7 The Periphery and the Understanding of History
  • 8 Self-reliance: The Communal Past as a Model for the Future
  • 9 The Triumph of Third-Worldism
  • 10 The Environment, or the New Nature of ‘Development’
  • 11 A Mixture of Realism and Fine Sentiments
  • 12 Globalization as Simulacrum of ‘Development’
  • 13 From the Struggle against Poverty to the Millennium Development Goals
  • 14 The Great Turnaround?
  • 15 Beyond ‘Development’: From Downscaling to a Change in the Economic Paradigm
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography