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The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power

Edited By: Wolfgang Sachs

332 pages, no illustrations

Zed Books

Paperback | Nov 2009 | Edition: 2 | #182365 | ISBN-13: 9781848133808
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Hardback | Nov 2009 | Edition: 2 | #182366 | ISBN-13: 9781848133792
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About this book

Presents an examination of the words used in development issues, throwing new light on their meaning.

'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


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.

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