Publisher: Bristol University Press
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 138 x 214 x 13 mm
"By radically challenging what they call the colonizing virulence of underdevelopment, the authors of The future of development provide a clarion call to arms, a radical manifesto, for unthinking the development enterprise." Adam David Morton, Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ), University of Nottingham
"Elucidates the contradictions in development approaches very effectively." Journal of Social Policy
"Esteva, Babones and Babcicky provide a clarion call to think and act in the world without the frames of `development' and `underdevelopment'. By problematising conceptual and statistical lenses that convert the world to a singular development enterprise, they re-open our minds and vision to social actions and values that defy a reductionist development paradigm. This is a timely and inspiring intervention." Philip McMichael, Cornell University, Editor, Contesting Development: Critical Struggles for Social Change (2010)
"This concise book pursues critical alternatives to mainstream claims about development. The authors expose the facade of economic development, and reveal that cultural development is an exciting and important path for new research. The authors, in their public intellectual lives and here in their manifesto, show us how diversity can lead to unity, especially as they reveal the deeper problems with consumption. There are only a handful of books that can reach a diverse group of readers with such an important and exciting message. Yes, a truly remarkable book." Pat Lauderdale, Arizona State University.
"This short and highly readable book is strongly recommended. It covers a broad range of material on development in a concise yet comprehensive way, and relates this to the need for concrete alternatives in today's messy world. It should be read by activists, students and scholars in the field." Ray Kiely, Professor of International Politics, Queen Mary University of London.
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