The History of Development: From Western Origins to Global Faith

 
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This fascinating history of the concept of development seeks to explain the continuing success of an ideology which as so obviously failed in practice.

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'This is an impressive account of the rise and demise of the belief system that has pushed mankind to the brink of disaster.' Wolfgang Sachs, author of The Development Dictionary and Fair Future Praise for previous editions: 'If you want to understand the ideological forces that have shaped North-South relations for half a century, you need this remarkable book.' Susan George 'Compelling and exciting reading ... Rist's book, written with deliciously mild irony, is an account of the most crucial moments in which the rites of a belief embraced by millions were elaborated and canonized.' European Journal of Development Research 'This book does an outstanding job.' Journal of Developing Areas 'This book is one of the most astute of its genre available today... exact in its scholarship and profound in its clear account of the philosophies and consequences of the Western example.' Rapport

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Gilbert Rist is a Professor at the Graduate Institute of Development Studies (IUED) in Geneva. He previously taught in Geneva, and spent several years as Director of the Centre Europe-Tiers Monde. His other publications include La Mondialisation des anti-sociétés (1997); La Culture, otage du développement? (1992); La Mythologie programme (1992); Le Nord perdu (1992) and Il était une fois le development (1986). The History of Development was his first book to be translated into English, and has also been published in Spanish and Italian.

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