The anti-politics machine: development, depoliticization, and bureaucratic power in Lesotho

By: Jenkins, Julie
Material type: TextTextSeries: Macat library critical thinking seriesPublisher: London Routledge 2017Description: 91 p.ISBN: 9781912128600Subject(s): Rural development projects | Politics and government | Rural development | Bureaucracy | Economic history | Rural conditions | Criticism - Critical thinking skills | James FergusonDDC classification: 338.186885 Summary: The Anti-Politics Machine (1990) examines how international development projects are conceived, researched, and put into practice. It also looks at what these projects actually achieve. Ferguson criticizes the idea of externally-directed ‘development’ and argues that the process doesn’t take proper account of the daily realities of the communities it is intended to benefit. Instead, they often prioritize technical solutions for addressing poverty and ignoring its social and political dimensions, so the structures that these projects put in place often have unintended consequences. Ferguson suggests that until the process becomes more reflective, development projects will continue to fail. https://www.routledge.com/The-Anti-Politics-Machine/Jenkins/p/book/9781912128600
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The Anti-Politics Machine (1990) examines how international development projects are conceived, researched, and put into practice. It also looks at what these projects actually achieve. Ferguson criticizes the idea of externally-directed ‘development’ and argues that the process doesn’t take proper account of the daily realities of the communities it is intended to benefit. Instead, they often prioritize technical solutions for addressing poverty and ignoring its social and political dimensions, so the structures that these projects put in place often have unintended consequences. Ferguson suggests that until the process becomes more reflective, development projects will continue to fail.

https://www.routledge.com/The-Anti-Politics-Machine/Jenkins/p/book/9781912128600

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