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Seeing Like a State

Seeing Like a State Book
Author : James C. Scott
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2020-03-17
ISBN : 0300246757
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"One of the most profound and illuminating studies of this century to have been published in recent decades."--John Gray, New York Times Book Review Hailed as "a magisterial critique of top-down social planning" by the New York Times, this essential work analyzes disasters from Russia to Tanzania to uncover why states so often fail--sometimes catastrophically--in grand efforts to engineer their society or their environment, and uncovers the conditions common to all such planning disasters. "Beautifully written, this book calls into sharp relief the nature of the world we now inhabit."--New Yorker "A tour de force."-- Charles Tilly, Columbia University

Politics of Urbanism

Politics of Urbanism Book
Author : Warren Magnusson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-07-03
ISBN : 1136671722
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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, Sennett, and Foucault to articulate some of the ideas that we need to make sense of the city as a form of political order. Locally and globally, the city exists by virtue of complicated patterns of government and self-government, prompted by proximate diversity. A multiplicity of authorities in different registers is typical. Sovereignty, although often claimed, is infinitely deferred. What emerges by virtue of self-organization is not susceptible to control by any central authority, and so we are impelled to engage politically in a world that does not match our expectations of sovereignty. How then are we are to engage realistically and creatively? We have to begin from where we are if we are to understand the possibilities. Building on traditions of political and urban theory in order to advance a new interpretation of the role of cities/urbanism in contemporary political life, this work will be of great interest to scholars of political theory and urban theory, international relations theory and international relations.

The Art of Not Being Governed

The Art of Not Being Governed Book
Author : James C. Scott
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780300152289
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 projects of the organized state societies that surround them—slavery, conscription, taxes, corvée labor, epidemics, and warfare. This book, essentially an “anarchist history,” is the first-ever examination of the huge literature on state-making whose author evaluates why people would deliberately and reactively remain stateless. Among the strategies employed by the people of Zomia to remain stateless are physical dispersion in rugged terrain; agricultural practices that enhance mobility; pliable ethnic identities; devotion to prophetic, millenarian leaders; and maintenance of a largely oral culture that allows them to reinvent their histories and genealogies as they move between and around states. In accessible language, James Scott, recognized worldwide as an eminent authority in Southeast Asian, peasant, and agrarian studies, tells the story of the peoples of Zomia and their unlikely odyssey in search of self-determination. He redefines our views on Asian politics, history, demographics, and even our fundamental ideas about what constitutes civilization, and challenges us with a radically different approach to history that presents events from the perspective of stateless peoples and redefines state-making as a form of “internal colonialism.” This new perspective requires a radical reevaluation of the civilizational narratives of the lowland states. Scott’s work on Zomia represents a new way to think of area studies that will be applicable to other runaway, fugitive, and marooned communities, be they Gypsies, Cossacks, tribes fleeing slave raiders, Marsh Arabs, or San-Bushmen.

Two Cheers for Anarchism

Two Cheers for Anarchism Book
Author : James C. Scott
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2014-03-10
ISBN : 0691161038
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 anarchist. Inspired by the core anarchist faith in the possibilities of voluntary cooperation without hierarchy, Two Cheers for Anarchism is an engaging, high-spirited, and often very funny defense of an anarchist way of seeing--one that provides a unique and powerful perspective on everything from everyday social and political interactions to mass protests and revolutions. Through a wide-ranging series of memorable anecdotes and examples, the book describes an anarchist sensibility that celebrates the local knowledge, common sense, and creativity of ordinary people. The result is a kind of handbook on constructive anarchism that challenges us to radically reconsider the value of hierarchy in public and private life, from schools and workplaces to retirement homes and government itself. Beginning with what Scott calls "the law of anarchist calisthenics," an argument for law-breaking inspired by an East German pedestrian crossing, each chapter opens with a story that captures an essential anarchist truth. In the course of telling these stories, Scott touches on a wide variety of subjects: public disorder and riots, desertion, poaching, vernacular knowledge, assembly-line production, globalization, the petty bourgeoisie, school testing, playgrounds, and the practice of historical explanation. Far from a dogmatic manifesto, Two Cheers for Anarchism celebrates the anarchist confidence in the inventiveness and judgment of people who are free to exercise their creative and moral capacities.

Seeing Like a State Seeing Like a City

Seeing Like a State  Seeing Like a City Book
Author : Warren Magnusson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Against the Grain

Against the Grain Book
Author : James C. Scott
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2017-08-22
ISBN : 0300231687
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains, and governed by precursors of today’s states? Most people believe that plant and animal domestication allowed humans, finally, to settle down and form agricultural villages, towns, and states, which made possible civilization, law, public order, and a presumably secure way of living. But archaeological and historical evidence challenges this narrative. The first agrarian states, says James C. Scott, were born of accumulations of domestications: first fire, then plants, livestock, subjects of the state, captives, and finally women in the patriarchal family—all of which can be viewed as a way of gaining control over reproduction. Scott explores why we avoided sedentism and plow agriculture, the advantages of mobile subsistence, the unforeseeable disease epidemics arising from crowding plants, animals, and grain, and why all early states are based on millets and cereal grains and unfree labor. He also discusses the “barbarians” who long evaded state control, as a way of understanding continuing tension between states and nonsubject peoples.

Seeing Like a Smuggler

Seeing Like a Smuggler Book
Author : Shahram Khosravi,Mahmoud Keshavarz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-04-20
ISBN : 9780745341606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seeing Like a Smuggler aims to shift the focus from a dominant state-centric narrative that views smuggling as a mere criminal activity, to seeing it from the perspective of those involved in smuggling. The edited volume sheds light on smuggling practices that generate different forms of knowledge about borders, the economy, states and infrastructures of mobility across different geographical borders. In doing so, smuggling is presented as a productive, subversive and deeply socio-political activity.Smuggling requires knowledge about how borders practically operate, which in return can generate different types of knowledge about borders. In this sense, smuggling can teach us about the state and its politics of bordering, its laws of border access, as well as the policies that sustain the state. Instead of asking what knowledge the state produces and mobilizes about and against smuggling, this collection of works asks what knowledge smuggling produces about the state, its borders and its asymmetrical practices of access.

Poverty Knowledge in South Africa

Poverty Knowledge in South Africa Book
Author : Dorothy Grace Davie
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seeing Like a State Vs Seeing Like a Local Community

Seeing Like a State Vs  Seeing Like a Local Community Book
Author : Tamer Abd Elkreem
Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9783659281105
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lack of good governance measures in postcolonial African countries is one of the most depriving problems for local communities. Development for a long time has been portrayed as the only way forward, and the task of development has been assigned to the state. However, these assumptions have not correctly addressed the nature of the state-society relationship. The ruling elites have deliberately obscured the identity of their own interests with the "national interest" through the manipulation of the idea of development and economic progress. This book shows how these legacies of detrimental experiences have shaped the current Nubians' critical perceptions and informed their resistance to the Kajbar proposed dam as a state-driven development project.

Nomadic Peoples

Nomadic Peoples Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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State Science and the Skies

State  Science and the Skies Book
Author : Mark Whitehead
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2009-09-28
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Utilizing environmental archival materials from the UK, State, Science and the Skies presents a groundbreaking historical account of the development of a state science of atmospheric pollution. Offers the most extensive historical and geographical account of atmospheric government and pollution in Britain, available today Presents archival material from 150 years of British history that represents an original contribution to our knowledge of the history of science and government Develops an innovative combination of Foucauldian history of government with a history of atmospheric science Raises crucial questions about the nature of state/science relations and the conditions under which environmental knowledge is produced

DamNation

DamNation Book
Author : Kevin Wehr
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Farmers and the State in Colonial Kano

Farmers and the State in Colonial Kano Book
Author : Steven Pierce
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780253346612
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Farmers and the State in Colonial Kano, Steven Pierce examines issues surrounding the colonial state and the distribution of state power in northern Nigeria. Here, Pierce deconstructs the colonial state and offers a unique reading of land tenure that challenges earlier views of the role of indirect rule. According to Pierce, land tenure was the means the colonial government used to rule the local population and extract taxes from them, but it was also a political logic with a fundamental flaw and a Western bias. In Pierce's view, colonial representations of land tenure claimed to reflect pre-colonial systems of rule, but instead, fundamentally misrepresented farmers' experience. He maintains that this misrepresentation created a paradox at the core of the colonial state which persists into the present and helps to explain contemporary problems in African states. In this sweeping and eloquent account of African history, readers will find an extended genealogy of land law and taxation as well as rich material on the power of indigenous knowledge and the persistence of colonial systems of rule.Steven T. Pierce is Assistant Professor of History at Tulane University.

Seeing Like a Citizen Acting Like a State

Seeing Like a Citizen  Acting Like a State Book
Author : Lisa Wedeen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Historical Geography

Historical Geography Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban Land

Urban Land Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008-04
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Hastings Law Journal

The Hastings Law Journal Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008-03
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Compliance with Environmental Policies in China

Compliance with Environmental Policies in China Book
Author : Jonathan Aaron Schwartz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environment and Planning

Environment and Planning Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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State and Revolution in Cuba

State and Revolution in Cuba Book
Author : Robert W. Whitney
Publisher : Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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State and Revolution in Cuba: Mass Mobilization and Political Change, 1920-1940