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Seeing Like a State : How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed
by James C. Scott

Overview - Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human condition go tragically awry? In a wide-ranging and original study, James C. Scott analyzes failed cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields. He argues that centrally managed social plans derail when schematic visions are imposed on long-established structures without taking into account preexisting interdependencies.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human condition go tragically awry? In a wide-ranging and original study, James C. Scott analyzes failed cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields. He argues that centrally managed social plans derail when schematic visions are imposed on long-established structures without taking into account preexisting interdependencies.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780300078152
  • ISBN-10: 0300078153
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish Date: February 1999
  • Page Count: 464

Series: Yale Agrarian Studies (Paperback)

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