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The Anti-Politics Machine: 'Development' and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho

"Development" projects in Lesotho have consistently failed to achieve their stated objectives, not least because they are based on a "construction" of the country that bears little relation to prevailing realities. They do, however, succeed in expanding the field of bureaucratic state power in people's everyday lives. Recognition that this often unintended consequence of "development" is its main achievement argues for a new politics of opposition.

Categories: Bibliography, Aid Industry
Author: Ferguson, James
Published Date: October, 1994