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Antipolitics An Essay by George Konrad

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Published by Harcourt .
Written in English


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Number of Pages243
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Open LibraryOL7362657M
ISBN 100151078203
ISBN 109780151078202

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What makes The Anti-Politics Machine unique is the anthropological perspective through which the author approaches the puzzle of development failure. He brings up the idea that actors should be understood to have important roles in the development of Lesotho, rather than just simply referring to the state, including “the elite clique that Cited by: The Anti-Politics Machine is an acutely critical, highly imaginative excursion into the world of ‘development.’ It succeeds splendidly in unmasking the ideological scaffolding of that world, in revealing its unspoken axioms and taken-for-granted forms. Although focused on Lesotho, the study has almost universal resonances. Latin America is moving toward democracy. The region's countries hold elections, choose leaders, and form new governments. But is the civilian government firmly in power? Or is the military still influencing policy and holding the elected politicians in check under the guise of guarding against corruption, instability, economic uncertainty, and other excesses of democracy? Anti-Politics: On the Demonization of Ideology, Authority and the State Paperback – Ap by Eliane Glaser (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Cited by: 3.

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  This study examines the origins of antipolitics, traces its nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, and focuses on the years from to to emphasize the somewhat illusory transitions to democracy. This third edition of The Politics of Antipolitics has been revised and updated to focus on the post-Cold War : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 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. Book Description. The Anti-Politics Machine () examines how international development projects are conceived, researched, and put into practice. It also looks at what these projects actually achieve. Ferguson criticizes the idea of externally-directed ‘development’ and argues that the process doesn’t take proper account of the daily realities of the communities it is intended . : The Politics of Antipolitics: The Military in Latin America () and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(11).