Thinking about development : development matters by Bjorn Hettne

By Bjorn Hettne

This booklet is a concise and obtainable advent to improvement pondering, idea and perform and a serious research of the values that lie in the back of them. Hettne argues that faculties of improvement considering may be traditionally contextualized, now not offered as evolving in the direction of a common concept. The book presents improvement as an basically contested proposal, that has intended a couple of issues at quite a few instances to varied humans in other places. concentrating on old discourses from the preliminary colonial encounters via to the fashionable day, Hettne attracts the connections among the enlightenment trust in growth via to the newer concentrate on the Millennium improvement ambitions. the 1st quantity within the "Development issues" sequence, this e-book presents the most important body for the sequence as a whole.

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The British Empire, it is sometimes said, was created through ‘absent-mindedness’, the US Empire ‘by invitation’. It may be a paradox that imperialism destroyed the classical empire system, but imperialism is connected to nation-states. A post-modern, non-territorial empire could be a network structure of world-wide control: an ‘Empire’ ending imperialism as the latter concept is normally understood (Hardt and Negri, 2000). Hettne whole book 6/8/09 09:32 Page 27 THE ‘ORIGINAL TRANSITION’ 27 In Europe empire gave place to a unique system called feudalism.

As a symbolic starting point for the discourse on progress (‘development’ of the time) we could therefore choose his famous Sorbonne address in 1750: A Philosophical Review of the Successive Advances of the Human Mind. It was the first systematic and secular discourse on the idea of progress (Nisbet, 1980: 180; 1969: 194). As Nisbet points out, Turgot bases his account on the idea of successive phases of secularization, as the identification of progress with divine providence disappears. 12 As the founder of Physiocratism, he saw economic progress as passing through stages: hunting-gathering, agriculture and manufacturing.

New thinking thus retained links with older traditional values. In his Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), Edmund Burke (1729–97) argued in favour of pre-modern rural society, built on tradition, religion and paternalism. Apart from Kant, Enlightenment did not have a great impact on Germany. Johann Gottfried von Herder (1744–1803) rejected the idea of universal civilization, believing there were instead many unique and equally valuable cultures. This can be compared to the post-modern celebration of difference versus universalism in the current debate.

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