Postcolonial Imaginaries: Alternative Development or Alternatives to Development?
10 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2009
Date Written: Spring 1999
This review essay critically interrogates the discourse and practice of development. It is argued that models of alternative development remain imprisoned in the ontological categories of the development project, an ideological and institutional devise to consolidate the hegemony of the West over the rest. Finally, a framework to explore alternatives to development is suggested.
Keywords: development, colonialism, empire, third world
JEL Classification: B1, N10, O1, O10, O2, O11, O19, P16
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