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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
ISBN:978-0-300-12878-9
Publication Date:Oct 2008
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $39.10
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 C. Scott analyzes failed...
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