In the Wake of the Affluent Society: An Exploration of Post-development

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Zed Books, 1993 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Contents

Translators Introduction
1
Preface
21
Empirical sources and interpretation
27
Developments Castaways
33
The planet of the vanquished
42
The grand society refuted
48
Were all winners
55
The three circles of paradise or the renewal of old moons
62
Conflicts in interpretation of the informal economy
139
Perspectives in the Wake of Development
149
The ambiguity of assistance policies in the informal sector
155
The ambiguities of food selfsufficiency policies
161
The trap of basic needs
172
The Standard of Living
187
The ancient origins and significance of standard of living
195
The denied richness of the other and the rediscovery of
204

The myth of the harmony of interests
68
good deeds and good business
77
The myth of the grand society
91
The price of opulence
99
Public demoralisation
110
echanics of exclusion
116
The Island Refuge
123
The paradoxical situation of the informal visavis
133
Prophetic cults and syntheses
216
The population question
222
Technological society versus society with a human face
229
Conclusion
235
Bibliography
243
Index
251
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Serge Latouche is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Paris XI.

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