Drawing on an impressive array of historical and ethnographic sources, including her own fieldwork, Tania Murray Li offers a brilliant account of 'expert' interventions that, since the end of the nineteenth century, have endeavoured to improve the welfare of a number of communities in Sulawesi Indonesia. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Compare all 12 new copies. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. She examines donor-funded initiatives that seek to integrate conservation with development through the participation of communities, and a one-billion-dollar program designed by the World Bank to optimize the social capital of villagers, inculcate new habits of competition and choice, and remake society from the bottom monstrating that the "will to improve" has a long and troubled history, Li identifies enduring continuities from the colonial period to the present.
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Introduction : the will to improve Contradictory positions Projects, practices, and effects Formations of capital and identity Rendering technical Politics in contention Provocation and reversal Development in the age of neoliberalism Conclusion Notes more Introduction : the will to improve Contradictory positions Projects, practices, and effects Formations of capital and identity Rendering technical Politics in contention Provocation and reversal Development in the age of neoliberalism Conclusion Notes Biography Index.
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