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With the collapse of colonialism, the millions who had joined the struggle accepted their leaders' new call for 'development'. Little today remains of that enthusiasm. The question they now ask is: can anything be done to stop the process and regenerate the forces needed to bring about change more in accordance with their own aspirations? This Reader brings together an exceptionally gifted group of thinkers and activists - from South and North - who have long pondered these questions.

Diverse in background and experience, they are all committed, however, to seeing through the rhetoric of development, free from the distorting lenses of ideology and habit. They are also interested in looking at 'the other side of the story', particularly from the perspective of the 'losers'. It is these orientations which make this Reader such an original compilation.

The contributors illuminate the wisdom of vernacular society which modern development thinking and practice has done so much to denigrate and destroy. They deliver devastating critiques of the dominant development paradigm and what it has done to the peoples of the world and their richly diverse and sustainable ways of living. Most importantly, in terms of the future, they present some of the experiences and ideals out of which ordinary people are now trying to construct their own more humane and culturally and ecologically respectful alternatives to development, which, in turn, may provide useful signposts for those concerned with the post-development era that is now at hand.

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Majid Rahnema

He represented Iran at the UN from to He works on problems of poverty and production processes of poverty by the market economy. Long ambassador, he represented Iran at the UN for twelve successive sessions of to He was Commissioner of the United Nations in Rwanda and Burundi in , for elections and the referendum that led these countries to independence. He also served on the University Council of the United Nations from to , and also resident representative of the United Nations in Mali. In , he created an Institute for Studies of Endogenous Development, inspired by the educational ideas of Paulo Freire , to begin a development project basis with the farmers of Lorestan. After his retirement in he taught at the University of California at Berkeley for six years, then, from , to Claremont Pitzer Colleges.


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Majid Rahnema was born has Teheran in A long time ambassador, it represented Iran at the United Nations during twelve successive sessions, of with He was police chief of the United Nations in Rwanda and Burundi in , for the elections and the referendum which led these countries to independence. He was also member of the Council of the university of the United Nations of to , and also representative-resident of UNO in Mali. Between and , he is Minister for Sciences and higher education in Iran, under the mode of the Shah.

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