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The End of Development? free pdf Over the past 15 years, ideas in the field of development studies have been highly contested. During this time, most countries from the South have come under the iron heel of the IMF and World Bank, who have imposed structural adjustment programmes wherever they have provided loan capital to governments. However, these programmes have had little success, and development studies has suffered accordingly. Many development theorists turned to postmodernist theory to try to move on from this impasse, which in the 1990s lead to a new line of critical thought that heralded "the end of development". They argued that development studies should be replaced by new strategies of emancipation, or "new social movements" theory, originating in groups such as the Zapatistas of Mexico. This work summarizes the contested ideas of development studies and new social movements theory while rejecting calls for the end of development. It uses postmodern theory to demonstrate that forms of development can be complementary to emancipatory social movement.

About Trevor Parfitt

Trevor Parfitt is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics at American University in Cairo. He has held numerous consultancies in UN and NGO bodies.

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Author : Trevor Parfitt
Publisher : Pluto Press
Data Published : 15 March 2002
ISBN : 0745316379
EAN : 9780745316376
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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