Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed PDF (Adobe DRM) download by James C. Scott

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

Yale University Press
Publication date: February 1999
ISBN: 9780300128789
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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 authoritarian plans in a variety of fields. He argues that centrally managed social plans derail when schematic visions are imposed on long-established structures without taking into account preexisting interdependencies.
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