Postcolonial Imaginaries: Alternative Development or Alternatives to Development?

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Tayyab Mahmud

Seattle University School of Law - Center for Global Justice

Date Written: Spring 1999

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mahmud, Tayyab, Postcolonial Imaginaries: Alternative Development or Alternatives to Development? (Spring 1999). Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1999, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1433562

Tayyab Mahmud (Contact Author)

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