The Anti-Politics Machine: 'Development', Depoliticization and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho


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Development, it is generally assumed, is good and necessary, and in its name the West has intervened, implementing all manner of projects in the impoverished regions of the world. When these projects fail, as they do with astonishing regularity, they nonetheless produce a host of regular and unacknowledged effects, including the expansion of bureaucratic state power and the translation of the political realities of poverty and powerlessness into "technical" problems awaiting solution by "development" agencies and experts. ...

Anti-Politics Machine: Development, Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho 1994, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816624379

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