The Development Dictionary @25
Post-Development and its consequences
Few books in the history of Development Studies have had an impact like The Development Dictionary – A Guide to Knowledge as Power, which was edited by Wolfgang Sachs and published by Zed Books in 1992. The Development Dictionary was crucial in establishing what has become known as the Post-Development (PD) school. This volume is devoted to the legacy of The Development Dictionary and to discussing Post-Development.
This book originally published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Post-Development 25 years after The Development Dictionary 1. Post-Development @ 25: on ‘being stuck’ and moving forward, sideways, backward and otherwise 2. The Sustainable Development Goals and Laudato si’: varieties of Post-Development? 3. The Post-Development Dictionary agenda: paths to the pluriverse 4. Living Well: ideas for reinventing the future 5. Reflecting the Post-Development gaze: the degrowth debate in Germany 6. Fossil-fuelled development and the legacy of Post-Development theory in twenty-first century Africa 7. Colonised minds? Post-Development theory and the desirability of development in Africa 8. Cold critique, faint passion, bleak future: Post-Development’s surrender to global capitalism 9. Worlds beyond the political? Post-Development approaches in practices of transnational solidarity activism 10. The making and unmaking of development: using Post-Development as a tool in teaching development studies 11. 'I am not a Post-Developmentalist, but...' The influence of Post-Development on development studies
Aram Ziai studied sociology, history, and English literature in Aachen and Dublin, and received his PhD from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He has taught at the universities of Aachen, Hamburg, Magdeburg, Kassel, Amsterdam, Vienna, and Accra, and is currently Heisenberg Professor for Development and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Kassel, Germany.