Seeing Like a State

Written By James C. Scott
Seeing Like a State
  • Publsiher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 17 March 2020
  • ISBN : 0300246757
  • Pages : 464 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 3 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Seeing Like a State written by James C. Scott which was release on 17 March 2020, this book published by Yale University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: "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

Seeing Like a State

Seeing Like a State
  • Author : James C. Scott
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : "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 ...

The Art of Not Being Governed

The Art of Not Being Governed
  • Author : James C. Scott
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Total pages : 442
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : 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, corvee labor, epidemics, and warfare. This book, essentially an ...

Two Cheers for Anarchism

Two Cheers for Anarchism
  • Author : James C. Scott
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-10
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : 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 ...

Seeing Like a Commons

Seeing Like a Commons
  • Author : Joshua Lockyer
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021-05-15
  • Total pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : 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 a State Seeing Like a City

Seeing Like a State  Seeing Like a City
  • Author : Warren Magnusson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : Download or read online Seeing Like a State Seeing Like a City written by Warren Magnusson, published by which was released on 2008. Get Seeing Like a State Seeing Like a City Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Against the Grain

Against the Grain
  • Author : James C. Scott
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : 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 ...

Politics of Urbanism

Politics of Urbanism
  • Author : Warren Magnusson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-03
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : 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 ...

Seeing Like a City

Seeing Like a City
  • Author : Ash Amin,Nigel Thrift
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-01-09
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : 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 ...

Seeing Like a State Vs Seeing Like a Local Community

Seeing Like a State Vs  Seeing Like a Local Community
  • Author : Tamer Abd Elkreem
  • Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : 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 Everyday State and Society in Modern India

The Everyday State and Society in Modern India
  • Author : Christopher John Fuller,Véronique Bénéï
  • Publisher : C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 221
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : This work focuses on how the large, amorphous and impersonal Indian State affects the everyday lives of its citizens. It argues that state and society merge in the daily lives of most Indians, and the boundary between them is blurred and negotiable according to social context and position. The contibutors ...

Seeing the State

Seeing the State
  • Author : Stuart Corbridge,Glyn Williams,Manoj Srivastava,René Véron
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-09-22
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : Poor people confront the state on an everyday basis all over the world. But how do they see the state, and how are these engagements conducted? This book considers the Indian case where people's accounts, in particular in the countryside, are shaped by a series of encounters that are staged ...

The Nature of Empires and the Empires of Nature

The Nature of Empires and the Empires of Nature
  • Author : Karl S. Hele
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-28
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : 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 ...

Seeing Like a Citizen Acting Like a State

Seeing Like a Citizen  Acting Like a State
  • Author : Lisa Wedeen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : Download or read online Seeing Like a Citizen Acting Like a State written by Lisa Wedeen, published by which was released on 2003. Get Seeing Like a Citizen Acting Like a State Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : "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 ...

Chinese Visions of Family and State 1915 1953

Chinese Visions of Family and State  1915 1953
  • Author : Susan L. Glosser
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2003-02-12
  • Total pages : 275
  • ISBN : 0300246757
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Summary : In this book, Susan Glosser examines how the link between family order and national salvation affected state-building and explores its lasting consequences."....