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Volume 67, issue 3
Geogr. Helv., 67, 133-138, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-67-133-2012
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Special issue: Post-Development

Geogr. Helv., 67, 133-138, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-67-133-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  07 Nov 2012

07 Nov 2012

Post-Development: Fundamentalkritik der „Entwicklung“

A. Ziai A. Ziai
  • Universität Bonn, Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung/Center for Development Research, Walter-Flex-Str. 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Abstract. The article presents the post-development school in development theory and deals with its basic lines of argument as well as with criticisms raised against the approach. Encountering these criticisms leads to a differentiation between a neo-populist and a sceptical variant of Post-Development. Subsequently the article discusses the theoretical position of the approach. Finally, the "alternatives to development" promoted here are dealt with and the conclusion argues that Post-Development has massive implications also for the North.

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