Interpreting the impasse in radical development theory : a postmodern intervention

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dc.contributor.advisor Parpart, Jane L.
dc.creator Wall, Denis,1964- 2011-05-09T12:31:54Z 2011-05-09T12:31:54Z 1994
dc.identifier.other HD75 W34 1994
dc.description 214 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 197-214).
dc.description.abstract The modernist dream of a grand or master narrative is a now dead project, the recognition of the futility and oppression of such a project is the postmodern condition. This thesis suggests that while postmodernism expresses a desire to do away with privileged forms of representation it also indicates the formation of a new global reality. A critical appraisal of the impasse in radical development theory is given as a means by which to substantiate this claim. Drawing on themes relevant to postmodernism, this thesis contends that contrary to the recent trends in development theory, radical development has not transcended its self-imposed limitations in so far as it has neglected to problematise the domains of the discourse in which it is situated. The system currently in place produces not only the need for development but the very conditions making a critique of development possible. Thus postmodernism does not call for a 'better' way of doing development, not even for 'another' development but rather questions the privileged position through which these critiques are able to take place.
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD75
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development
dc.subject.lcsh Postmodernism
dc.title Interpreting the impasse in radical development theory : a postmodern intervention
dc.type Text Master of Arts in International Development Studies Masters International Development Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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