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By Frédérique Apffel-Marglin,Stephen A. Marglin

improvement disasters, environmental degradation and social fragmentation can not be considered as "side effects." they're the poisonous outcomes of pretensions that the trendy Western view of data is a common impartial view, appropriate to everyone invariably. This paintings argues that the linear evolutionary paradigm of improvement rising from the trendy Western view of data is a modern type of colonialism. The paintings proposes a pluralistic imaginative and prescient and a decolonization of information: the alternative of one-way transfers of data and expertise through discussion and mutual studying. it will likely be of curiosity to students of improvement stories, sociology, and anthropology.

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