Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

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Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed - Scott, James C, Professor, and Scott James C

Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human condition go tragically awry? In a wide-ranging and original study, James C. Scott analyzes failed cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields. He argues that centrally managed social plans derail when schematic visions are imposed on long-established structures without ...

Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed 1999, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300078152

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Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed 1998, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300070163

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