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The Development Dictionary A Guide to Knowledge as Power

Out of Print
Edited By: Wolfgang Sachs
332 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Zed Books
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  • The Development Dictionary ISBN: 9781848133808 Edition: 2 Paperback Nov 2009 Out of Print #182365
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Presents an examination of the words used in development issues, throwing new light on their meaning.


Introduction - Wolfgang Sachs 1. Development - Gustavo Esteva 2. Environment - Wolfgang Sachs 3. Equality - C. Douglas Lummis 4. Helping - Marianne Gronemeyer 5. Market - Gerard Berthoud 6. Needs - Ivan Illich 7. One World - Wolfgang Sachs 8. Participation - Majid Rahnema 9. Planning - Arturo Escobar 10. Population - Barbara Duden 11. Poverty - Majid Rahnema 12. Production - Jean Robert 13. Progress - Jose Maria Sbert 14. Resources - Vandana Shiva 15. Science - Claude Alvares 16. Socialism - Harry Cleaver 17. Standard of Living - Serge Latouche 18. State - Ashis Nandy 19. Technology - Otto Ullrich

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Wolfgang Sachs is an author and research director at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, in Germany. He has been chair of the board of Greenpeace Germany, a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is a member of the Club of Rome.
Out of Print
Edited By: Wolfgang Sachs
332 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Zed Books
Media reviews
'Short, pithy and well reasoned... There is something in each chapter to challenge, even assault, our dearest, most tightly held assumptions.' - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 'Unique...the book is a scream of pain from the receiving end of a process experienced as cultural genocide.' - Guardian 'The Development Dictionary questions the whole basis for twentieth century development through a series of brilliantly written essays by leading writers from around the world.' - Resurgence
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