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Seeing Like a State

How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (The Institution for Social and Policy St)

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464 pages

Examines how (sometimes quasi-) authoritarian central planning fails to deliver the goods, be they increased resources for the state or a better life for the people.

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Seeing Like a State

How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

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Examines how (sometimes quasi-) authoritarian central planning fails to deliver the goods, be they increased resources for the state or a better life for the people.

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Certain forms of knowledge and control require a narrowing of vision.
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Library of Congress HD87.5 .S365 1998
Dewey 338.9

Seeing Like a State

How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (The Institution for Social and Policy St)

New Ed edition

This edition was published in by Yale University Press


First Sentence

"Certain forms of knowledge and control require a narrowing of vision."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
Part 1. STATE PROJECTS OF LEGIBILITY AND SIMPLIFICATION 9
Chapter 1. Nature and Space 11
Chapter 2. Cities, People, and Language 53
Part 2. TRANSFORMING VISIONS 85
Chapter 3. Authoritarian High Modernism 87
Chapter 4. The High-Modernist City: An Experiment and a Critique 103
Chapter 5. The Revolutionary Party: A Plan and a Diagnosis 147
Part 3. THE SOCIAL ENGINEERING OF RURAL SETTLEMENT AND PRODUCTION 181
Chapter 6. Soviet Collectivization, Capitalist Dreams 193
Chapter 7. Compulsory Villagization in Tanzania: Aesthetics and Miniaturization 223
Chapter 8. Taming Nature: An Agriculture of Legibility and Simplicity 262
PART 4. THE MISSING LINK 307
Chapter 9. Thin Simplifications and Practical Knowledge: Métis 309
Chapter 10. Conclusion 342
Notes 359
Sources for Illustrations 433
Index 435

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Library of Congress
HD87.5.S365 1998

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Paperback
Number of pages
464
Dimensions
9.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
Weight
1.4 pounds

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