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Seeing Like a State

How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

Seeing Like a State( )
Author: Scott, James C.
Series title:The Institution for Social and Policy Studies
Publication Date:Feb 1999
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.00
Book Description:

Compulsory ujamaa villages in Tanzania, collectivization in Russia, Le Corbusier's urban planning theory realized in Brasilia, the Great Leap Forward in China, agricultural "modernization" in the Tropics--the twentieth century has been racked by grand utopian schemes that have inadvertently brought death and disruption to millions. Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human condition go tragically awry? In this wide-ranging and original book, James...
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Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy
Social Science / Sociology / General
Social Science / Human Services
Political Science / History & Theory
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.162 x 9.087 x 1.227 Inches
Book Weight:1.4 Pounds

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