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Seeing Like a State Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 17 March 2020
  • ISBN : 9780300246759
  • Page : 462 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 4 voters

Seeing Like a State Book Summary/Review:

"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

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Seeing Like a State

Seeing Like a State
  • Author : James C. Scott
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • ISBN : 9780300246759
GET THIS BOOKSeeing Like a State

"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

Seeing Like a Commons

Seeing Like a Commons
  • Author : Joshua Lockyer
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021-05-15
  • ISBN : 9781498592895
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In Seeing Like a Commons, Joshua Lockyer traces the development of one of the United States's oldest intentional communities from its founding in 1937 to the present. Lockyer examines how community members have developed flexible sets of cooperative processes for the stewardship of the land and other resources.

Seeing Like an Activist

Seeing Like an Activist
  • Author : Assistant Professor of Government Erin R Pineda,Erin R. Pineda
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021-03
  • ISBN : 9780197526422
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"There are few movements more firmly associated with civil disobedience than the civil rights movement. In the mainstream imagination, civil rights activists eschewed coercion, appealed to the majority's principles, and submit willingly to legal punishment in order to demand necessary legislative reforms - and facilitate the realization of core constitutional and democratic principles. Their fidelity to the spirit of the law, commitment to civility, and allegiance to American democracy provided the blueprint for activists pursuing racial justice, and set the

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Seeing Like a Rover
  • Author : Janet Vertesi
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-22
  • ISBN : 9780226155968
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Seeing Like a Rover brings the Mars Exploration Rover mission to vivid life through the author's years of immersion with the team during routine operations on Mars. In the book, Janet Vertesi explores the social and technical achievements of making knowledge about Mars based on iterative digital representations of its surface. We see how scientists on the Rover mission both perform the digital transformations that bring new features in their images to light, enabling discovery, as well as how they

Feeling Like a State

Feeling Like a State
  • Author : Davina Cooper
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-06
  • ISBN : 9781478005575
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A transformative progressive politics requires the state's reimagining. But how should the state be reimagined, and what can invigorate this process? In Feeling Like a State, Davina Cooper explores the unexpected contribution a legal drama of withdrawal might make to conceptualizing a more socially just, participative state. In recent years, as gay rights have expanded, some conservative Christians—from charities to guesthouse owners and county clerks—have denied people inclusion, goods, and services because of their sexuality. In turn, liberal

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Seeing Like a City
  • Author : Ash Amin,Nigel Thrift
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-01-09
  • ISBN : 9781509515622
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Seeing like a city means recognizing that cities are living things made up of a tangle of networks, built up from the agency of countless actors. Cities must not be considered as expressions of larger paradigms or sites of human effort and organization alone. Within their density, size and sprawl can be found a world of symbols, bodies, buildings, technologies and infrastructures. It is the machine-like combination, interaction and confrontation of these different elements that make a city. Such a

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  • Author : James C. Scott
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-10
  • ISBN : 9780691161037
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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

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  • Author : James C. Scott
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780300156522
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From the acclaimed author and scholar James C. Scott, the compelling tale of Asian peoples who until recently have stemmed the vast tide of state-making to live at arm’s length from any organized state society 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

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  • Author : Karl S. Hele
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-28
  • ISBN : 9781554584215
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Drawing on themes from John MacKenzie’s Empires of Nature and the Nature of Empires (1997), this book explores, from Indigenous or Indigenous-influenced perspectives, the power of nature and the attempts by empires (United States, Canada, and Britain) to control it. It also examines contemporary threats to First Nations communities from ongoing political, environmental, and social issues, and the efforts to confront and eliminate these threats to peoples and the environment. It becomes apparent that empire, despite its manifestations of power,

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  • Author : Paul Nugent
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-06
  • ISBN : 9781107020689
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By examining three centuries of history, this book shows how vital border regions have been in shaping states and social contracts.

Against the Grain

Against the Grain
  • Author : James C. Scott
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • ISBN : 9780300231687
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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

Critical Border Studies

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  • Author : Noel Parker,Nick Vaughan-Williams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • ISBN : 9781134930609
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This edited collection formalises Critical Border Studies (CBS) as a distinctive approach within the interdisciplinary border studies literature. Although CBS represents a heterogeneous assemblage of thought, the hallmark of the approach is a basic dissatisfaction with the ‘Line in the Sand’ metaphor as an unexamined starting point for the study of borders. A headline feature of each contribution gathered here is a concerted effort to decentre the border. By ‘decentring’ we mean an effort to problematise the border not as

Does Skill Make Us Human?

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  • Author : Natasha Iskander
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • ISBN : 9780691217574
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An in-depth look at Qatar's migrant workers and the place of skill in the language of control and power Skill—specifically the distinction between the “skilled” and “unskilled”—is generally defined as a measure of ability and training, but Does Skill Make Us Human? shows instead that skill distinctions are used to limit freedom, narrow political rights, and even deny access to imagination and desire. Natasha Iskander takes readers into Qatar’s booming construction industry in the lead-up to the 2022

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  • Author : Warren Magnusson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-03
  • ISBN : 9781136671722
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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

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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2013-10-31
  • ISBN : 9780191509476
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Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901 re-establishes its subject as a major artist. Through extended close readings of individual works, and unprecedentedly detailed attention to changes in location and readership, it distinguishes between two kinds of Kipling fiction. The first is coercive and concerned with the authoritarian control of meaning; the second relates less directly to its immediate historical surroundings and is more aesthetically complex. Misunderstandings have often resulted from confusing the two kinds of work. Distinguishing between them allows for