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Contents Preface ix Abbreviations xiv Introduction / The Great Paradox of Development Assistance 1 Story One / Romance 11 Story Two / Illusion 19 Chapter One / The Developing World and Its Condition 23 Story Three / A Straw in the Wind 31 Story Four / Being Useful or Being Used 37 Chapter Two / The Evolution of the Idea of Development 48 Story Five / Warm Bodies 75 Story Six / Sliding toward Dependency 90 Chapter Three / Development Assistance as an Industry (the “Dev Biz”) 98 Story Seven / Dedication 111 Story Eight / Trying Simply to Help 124 Chapter Four / Avoiding History 128 Story Nine / The Helper and the Helped 135 Story Ten / Confusing Stakes 143 Chapter Five / The Consequences of Avoiding Certain Universals of Human Nature 152 vii Story Eleven / Spare No Expense—the Very Best 164 Story Twelve / For the People, By the People 175 Chapter Six / The Mismatch of Organizational Imperatives and Money 180 Story Thirteen / Position, Not Condition 197 Story Fourteen / Headless Chickens 215 Chapter Seven / The Professionalization of Development 226 Story Fifteen / Too Many Cooks 239 Story Sixteen / Rhetorical Support 246 Chapter Eight / Marketing Development 257 Story Seventeen / Unintended Consequences 271 Story Eighteen / The People’s Program 281 Conclusion / The Case for a Radical Reduction in Development Assistance 286 Epilogue 295 Bibliography 297 Index 301 viii Contents ...

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ISBN
9781613760826
Related ISBN
9781558493926
MARC Record
OCLC
647376217
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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