Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Hav…
In this wide-ranging and original book, 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 they impose schematic visions that do violence to complex interdependencies that are not — and cannot be — fully understood. Further the success of designs for social organization depends on the recognition that local, practical knowledge is as important as formal, epistemic knowledge. The author…
ISBN 10 : 0300078153
ISBN 13 : 9780300078152
An analysis of diverse failures in high-modernist, authoritarian state planning. It covers projects such as collectivization in Russia and the building of Brasilia, arguing that an..
ISBN 10 : 156584498X
ISBN 13 : 9781565844988
With contributions by: Christine Benglia Bevington Marie Annick Brown Andrew Byard Cen�n The Chinatown History Project Clinton Coalition of Concern Rosalyn Deutsche Dan Graham an..
ISBN 10 : 0745337465
ISBN 13 : 9780745337463
Austerity, a response to the aftermath of the financial crisis, continues to devastate contemporary Britain.In The Violence of Austerity, Vickie Cooper and David Whyte bring togeth..
ISBN 10 : 9780822354499
ISBN 13 : 0822354497
This ethnographic account of long-term recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans provides a sobering look at the fallout from the privatization of vital social services under neoliberal..
ISBN 10 : 9780547546483
ISBN 13 : 0547546483
Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon. He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he ..
ISBN 10 : 0132594552
ISBN 13 : 9780132594554
Using the new OpenCL (Open Computing Language) standard, you can write applications that access all available programming resources: CPUs, GPUs, and other processors such as DSPs a..
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Steering a middle course between cosmopolitanism and a narrow nationalism, the book develops an original theory of global justice that also addresses controversial topics such as i..