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Rationalisation, resistance and development practice : a question of authority

Porter, Doug


This thesis examines the relations between theory and practice in development. The primary concern is to investigate causes and remedies of a tension between three interests pursued in development, namely: between strategies to achieve material interests (such as economic productivity) and the realisation of personal (such as dignity and esteem) and political interests (such as social justice and liberty). This tension is referred to as the development malaise. Particular attention is...[Show more]

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Date published: 1985
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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