ISBN : 9780197517734
With fascinating examples from around the world, this inspiring "manifesto" shows how to account for cultural diversity in reshaping economic and political development. Around the world, the realities of underdevelopment are harsh and galling, and current strategies are not working well enough or quickly enough. One reason, Robert Klitgaard argues in this pathbreaking book, is that the strategies don't take cultural diversity into account. Gently but firmly, he shows how and why anthropology and cultural studies have not been effectively applied. But it need not be so. The Culture and Development Manifesto shows how to mobilize knowledge from and for the disadvantaged, the indigenous, and the voiceless. Looking beyond interactions between cultural contexts and particular projects, Klitgaard seeks new ways to think about goals, new kinds of alternatives, new and perhaps hybrid ways to implement or resist, and, as a result, new kinds of politics. In short, this remarkable book fundamentally re-envisions what development policy can be.
1. Culture? Development? Manifesto?
2. Is Culture a Key in Development?
3. La Problematique
4. Cultures Approaching Cultures
5. Are the Scientific Problems Too Hard?
6. The Misuses of Culture
7. Cultural Texts
8. Adjusting to Cultures
9. Culture and Corruption
10. Culture and Development Reconsidered