Development through Liberation

Third World Problems and Solutions

  • Authors
  • Gerald¬†J.¬†Kruijer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gerald J. Kruijer
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  3. Gerald J. Kruijer
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  4. Gerald J. Kruijer
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  5. Gerald J. Kruijer
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  10. Gerald J. Kruijer
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  11. Gerald J. Kruijer
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 232-257

About this book


Most books on development and underdevelopment are written in the dispassionate and 'objective' language of Western social science. Gerald Kruijer argues that to understand and change the reality of Third World poverty, it is necessary to see the world from the perspective of those who experience it. His objective in this book is a 'science of liberation' which uncovers the bases of their material and spiritual oppression and points to the organisational, institutional and consciousness raising measures - from new forms of aid to peasant and worker organisation and armed struggle - that could improve their lot.


argue consciousness development experience language material object organization peasant Poverty science social science solution Third World

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1987
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-40990-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-18812-3
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