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The Anti-Politics Machine, Paperback / softback Book

The Anti-Politics Machine Paperback / softback

Part of the The Macat Library series


The Anti-Politics Machine (1990) 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 to benefit.

Instead, they often prioritize technical solutions for addressing poverty and ignoring its social and political dimensions, so the structures that these projects put in place often have unintended consequences.

Ferguson suggests that until the process becomes more reflective, development projects will continue to fail.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Macat International Limited
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Human geography
  • ISBN: 9781912128600

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