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Seeing Like a State : How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed [Paperback]

by Scott, James C.

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An analysis of diverse failures in high-modernist, authoritarian state planning. It covers projects such as collectivization in Russia and the building of Brasilia, arguing that any centrally-managed social plan must recognize the importance of local customs and practical knowledge.

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9780300078152
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Item Type English Books (Paperback)
Publication Date 1999/02
Publisher Yale Univ Pr (US)
ISBN 9780300078152
Size/Pages 464p

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