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The Postcolonial Politics of Development / Edition 1

The Postcolonial Politics of Development / Edition 1

by Ilan Kapoor
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ISBN-13: 9780415773980
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/07/2008
Series: Postcolonial Politics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ilan Kapoor is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto. His research focuses on postcolonial theory, participatory development, and democracy, and has been published in several academic journals, including Third World Quarterly and Alternatives. He has worked with many development organizations, including the Canadian International Development Agency.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

List of abbreviations xi

Introduction xiii

Part I Postcolonial insights? 1

1 Capitalism, culture, agency: dependency versus postcolonial theory 3

2 The culture of development policy: basic needs, structural adjustment, good governance, and human rights 19

Part II Postcolonial complicity and self-reflexivity? 39

3 Hyper-self-reflexive development? Spivak on representing the Third World 'Other' 41

4 Participatory development, complicity, and desire 60

5 Foreign aid as g(r)ift 76

Part III Postcolonial politics? 95

6 Deliberative democracy or agonistic pluralism? The relevance of the Habermas-Mouffe debate for Third World politics 97

7 Acting in a tight spot: Homi Bhabha's postcolonial politics 118

8 Bend it like Bhabha: hybridity and political strategy 132

Conclusion 147

Notes 150

Bibliography 161

Index 179

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