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Debating Development Discourse : Institutional and Popular Perspectives - David B. Moore

Debating Development Discourse

Institutional and Popular Perspectives

By: David B. Moore (Editor), Gerald J. Schmitz (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th October 1995
ISBN: 9780333617533
Number Of Pages: 259

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This text combines critical historical analysis and case studies of the theory and practice of post-1945 international development. The book begins with a Gramscian analysis of institutional and academic development discourse and continues with critiques of international institutions' current neo-liberal economic and "governance" practices. This is followed by studies of African moral opposition to structural adjustment's "scientific capitalism", South African housing struggles, Zimbabwean development strategies, Costa Rican agrarian NGOs, and northern Albertan public environmental hearings. Throughout, the text advocates deepening radical and popular participatory democracy.

Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Notes on the Contributors
Development Discourse as Hegemony: Towards an Ideological History - 1945-1995p. 1
Democratization and Demystification: Deconstructing 'Governance' as Development Paradigmp. 54
Structural Adjustment and the Prospects for Democracy in Southern Africap. 91
From African Socialism to Scientific Capitalism: Reflections on the Legitimation Crisis in IMF-ruled Africap. 129
Urban Social Movements, the Housing Question and Development Discourse in South Africap. 149
From 'Equity' and 'Participation' to Structural Adjustment: State and Social Forces in Zimbabwep. 178
NGOs and the Problematic Discourse of Participation: Cases from Costa Ricap. 201
Participation: Local versus Expert Knowledge at the Environmental Public Hearings for a Pulp Mill in Northern Alberta, Canadap. 230
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780333617533
ISBN-10: 0333617533
Series: International Political Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 259
Published: 6th October 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1