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Seeing Like A State

Pub Date : 1999-02-01 | Author : James C. Scott | Publisher : Yale University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780300128789
ISBN 13 : 0300128789

Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human condition go tragically awry? In a wide-ranging and original study, James C. Scott analyzes failed cases of large-scale author..

Seeing Like A State

Pub Date : 1998 | Author : James C. Scott | Publisher : Yale University Press

ISBN 10 : 0300078153
ISBN 13 : 9780300078152

An analysis of diverse failures in high-modernist, authoritarian state planning. It covers projects such as collectivization in Russia and the building of Brasilia, arguing that an..

Seeing Like A State

Pub Date : 1998 | Author : James C. Scott | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0300070160
ISBN 13 : 9780300070163

Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human condition go tragically awry? In a wide-ranging and original study, James C. Scott analyzes failed cases of large-scale author..

Politics Of Urbanism

Pub Date : 2013-07-03 | Author : Warren Magnusson | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781136671722
ISBN 13 : 1136671722

To see like a city, rather than seeing like a state, is the key to understanding modern politics. In this book, Magnusson draws from theorists such as Weber, Wirth, Hayek, Jacobs, ..

Two Cheers For Anarchism

Pub Date : 2012-10-14 | Author : James C. Scott | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781400844623
ISBN 13 : 1400844622

James Scott taught us what's wrong with seeing like a state. Now, in his most accessible and personal book to date, the acclaimed social scientist makes the case for seeing like an..

Against The Grain

Pub Date : 2017-08-22 | Author : James C. Scott | Publisher : Yale University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780300231687
ISBN 13 : 0300231687

An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard narrative Why did humans abandon hunti..

The Art Of Not Being Governed

Pub Date : 2014-05-14 | Author : James C. Scott | Publisher : Yale University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780300156522
ISBN 13 : 0300156529

For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled the proj..