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The End of Development?


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. From Post-Modernity to Post-Development
2.1. Introduction
2.2. From Modernity to Post-Modernity
2.3. Post-Development and its Discontents
2.4. Conclusions
3. Discourse of Power or Truth?
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Archaeologies and Genealogies
3.3. Discourse Ethics and the Problems of Application
4. Towards a Development of Least Violence?
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Deconstruction at First Sight
4.3. Ethics as First Philosophy
4.4. A Philosophy of the Least Violence
4.5. Undecidability and the Decision
4.6. Deconstruction, Politics, Development
4.7. Conclusions
5. New Social Movements: A Subject of Development?
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Social Movements and Permanent Revolution
5.3. An Islamic Politics of Least Violence?
5.4. Conclusions
6. Aid and the Principle of Least Violence
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Participation as a Development of Least Violence
6.3. Conclusions
7. Conclusion

About the Author

Trevor Parfitt is Professor of International Development in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. He has held numerous consultancies in UN and NGO bodies. He is the author of The End of Development?: Modernity, Post-Modernity and Development (Pluto, 2002).


'An excellent tour of contemporary theory. For theorists, it illuminates and encourages the making of hard decisions' -- Ricardo Blaug, University of Leeds
'Consistently thoughtful and quietly persuasive' -- Tony Payne, University of Sheffield

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