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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…


Seeing Like A State

Pub Date : 1998 | Author : James C. Scott | Publisher : Yale University Press

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..


Seeing Like A State

Pub Date : 1999-02-01 | Author : James C. Scott | Publisher : Yale University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780300128789
ISBN 13 : 0300128789

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 author..


Seeing Like A State

Pub Date : 1998 | Author : James C. Scott | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0300070160
ISBN 13 : 9780300070163

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 author..


Interactive Storytelling

Pub Date : 2013-10-31 | Author : Hartmut Koenitz | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9783319027562
ISBN 13 : 3319027565

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Interactive Storytelling, ICIDS 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2013. The 14 revised full pap..


Microscale Soft Robotics

Pub Date : 2016-12-20 | Author : Jaeyoun Kim | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9783319502861
ISBN 13 : 3319502867

This book presents the technological basics and applications of small-scale (mm to sub-mm in length-scales) soft robots and devices, written for researchers in both academia and in..


Global Political Ecology

Pub Date : 2010-12-17 | Author : Richard Peet | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781136904325
ISBN 13 : 1136904328

The world is caught in the mesh of a series of environmental crises. So far attempts at resolving the deep basis of these have been superficial and disorganized. Global Political E..


Social Dimensions Of Climate Change

Pub Date : 2009-12-02 | Author : Robin Mearns | Publisher : World Bank Publications

ISBN 10 : 0821381423
ISBN 13 : 9780821381427

While major strides have been made in the scientific understanding of climate change, much less understood is how these dynamics in the physical enviornment interact with socioecon..


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