1st Edition

Exploring Post-Development
Theory and Practice, Problems and Perspectives

ISBN 9780415735810
Published November 11, 2013 by Routledge
250 Pages

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Book Description

Tackling issues surrounding post-development which is arguably one of the most significant debates in the field of north-south relations at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore the possibilities and limitations of post-development theory and practice drawing on empirical studies of movements and communities in several continents.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction  1. Development Discourse and its Critics: An Introduction to Post-Development, Aram Ziai  2. 'Post-Development' as Concept and Social Practice, Arturo Escobar  Part 2: Theory  3. Development: The Devil We Know, Knut G. Nustad  4. Post-Development and the Discourse-Agency Interface, Jon Harald Sande Lie  5. On the Singular Name of Post-Development: Serge Latouche's Destruktion of Development and the Possibility of Emancipation, Yoshihiro Nakano  Part 3: Problems  6. Pacific Indigenous Development and Post-International Realities, Susan Maiava and Trevor King  7. Post-Development and Further: Difference from 'Inside' and Autonomy Luciole Sauviat  8. The Ambivalence of Post-Development: Between Reactionary Populism and Radical Democracy, Aram Ziai  Part 4: Practice  9. What, Then, Should We Do?: Insights and Experiences of a Senegalese NGO, Sally Matthews  10. Surplus Possibilities: Post-Development and Community Economies, J. K. Gibson-Graham  11. Plachimada Resistance: A Post-Development Social Movement Metaphore, K. Ravi Raman  12. Comida: A Narrative Mirror for the Universal Concept of Nutrition, Martina Kaller-Dietrich  Part 5: Perspectives  13. Post-Development: Unveiling Clues for a Possible Future, Ana Agostino  14. Development, Internationalism and Social Movements: A View From the North, Friederike Habermann and Aram Ziai  15. Concluding the Exploration: Post-Development Reconsidered, Aram Ziai

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Aram Ziai has studied political science/international relations and sociology in Aachen, Dublin and Hamburg. Currently, he is a research fellow at the University of Amsterdam. His main areas of research include north-south relations and development policy, critical theories of international relations, migration and social movements.