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James Ferguson's The Anti-Politics Machine

James Ferguson

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.

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.
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History

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Julie Jenkins, Macat.com

Length:

1h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:43