Seeing Like a State How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

ISBN-10: 0300078153

ISBN-13: 9780300078152

Edition: 1999

Authors: James C. Scott

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The 20th century features many examples of grand utopian schemes that have inadvertently brought death and disruption to millions. This book analyses cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields.
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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 460
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518

James C. Scott is the Sterling Professor of Political Science, professor of anthropology, and codirector of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University. His books include "Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed"; "Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts"; and most recently, "The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia". He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a mediocre part-time farmer and beekeeper.

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