Dominant modern development : its rationale and limitations

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dc.contributor.advisor Ahooja-Patel, Krishna
dc.coverage.spatial Developing countries
dc.creator Matsui, Hideki
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:42Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.other HD75 M38 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22236
dc.description ix, 218 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 148-154).
dc.description.abstract Under modern development, which is widely equated with development, 'help' is always given from 'developed' countries to 'developing' countries. It is assumed that 'developed' countries are in a position to guide 'developing' countries. Modern rationalism is based on an assumption, sometimes explicitly but often implicitly, that things are knowable to human beings, that we have an ability to know everything. This assumption with actual inability of human beings to know has made the world material centred, economy centred and consequently increasingly unsuitable for humans to live. This same assumption has also made us, who believe in modern rationalism and living in the modern centre, put ourselves above nature and peoples living in non-modern lives. Although, in reality, modern rationalism has stripped us of the ability to deal with the complex real world. Ever growing systems backed by the rational belief in efficiency coupled with our lack of imagination has made it difficult for us to think of how our modern life is actually an inhumane form of lifestyles, we have forgotten to think of nature and future generations. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD75
dc.subject.lcsh Rural development projects -- Cambodia
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Cambodia -- Economic conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Cambodia -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Developing countries -- Economic conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Developing countries -- Social conditions
dc.title Dominant modern development : its rationale and limitations
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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