The Anti Politics Machine

The book is a case study of development in the Thaba-Tseka district of Lesotho during the period 1975 to 1984.

The Anti Politics Machine

Author: James Ferguson

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521373821

Page: 320

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The book is a case study of development in the Thaba-Tseka district of Lesotho during the period 1975 to 1984. It looks at the workings of the development industry in the country and in particular at one development project. The book looks at the way specific ideas about development are generated and deployed by development agencies, and the effects of these ideas in the outcome of the schemes.

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