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Debating Development Discourse

Institutional and Popular Perspectives

  • David B. Moore
  • Gerald J. Schmitz

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

About this book


This book combines critical historical analysis and case studies of the theory and practice of post-1945 international development. Beginning with a Gramscian analysis of institutional and academic development discourse, continuing with critiques of international institutions' current neo-liberal economic and 'governance' practices, and followed by studies of African moral opposition to structural adjustment's 'scientific capitalism', South African housing struggles, Zimbabwean development strategies, Costa Rican agrarian NGO's, and northern Albertan public environmental hearings, it advocates deepening radical and popular participatory democracy.


democracy democratization development Governance hegemony

Editors and affiliations

  • David B. Moore
    • 1
  • Gerald J. Schmitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Flinders University of South AustraliaAustralia
  2. 2.Library of ParliamentOttawaCanada

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