Marc Edelman, Angelique Haugerud

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"Development" is a slippery concept that has attracted attention from an astonishing array of scholars. This essay explores the Enlightenment roots of debates about development; the clash of radical and mainstream paradigms such as twentiethcentury theories of imperialism, modernization, and dependency; and the rise of economic neoliberalism. Anthropology absorbed the seismic changes of the new free-market regime partly by culturalizing and dehistoricizing globalization, and by downplaying its political-economic and legal dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to the Anthropology of Politics
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780631229728
StatePublished - Mar 17 2008

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    Edelman, M., & Haugerud, A. (2008). Development. In A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics (pp. 86-106). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.