Seeing like a state

how certain schemes to improve the human condition have failed

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Seeing like a state

how certain schemes to improve the human condition have failed

  • 4.31 ·
  • 13 Ratings
  • 110 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading
  • 20 Have read

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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Language
English
Pages
445

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Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed
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Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed
May 22, 2018, Blackstone Audiobooks, Blackstone Audio
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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)
February 8, 1999, Yale University Press
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed
1998-03-30, Yale University Press
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Published in

New Haven

First Sentence

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

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-434) and index.

Series
Yale agrarian studies
Copyright Date
1998

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
338.9
Library of Congress
HD87.5 .S365 1998, HD87.5 .S365 1998eb

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 445 p. :
Number of pages
445

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL680025M
Internet Archive
seeinglikestateh00scot_0
ISBN 10
0300070160
LCCN
97026556
OCLC/WorldCat
191730771
Library Thing
12260
Goodreads
1024396

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