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Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed
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Hardcover
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from Yale Univ Pr (April 1, 1998)
9780300070163 | details & prices | 445 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $60.00
About: Why have large-scale schemes to improve the human condition in the twentieth century so often gone awry?
Paperback
Book cover for 9780300078152
 
from Yale Univ Pr (February 8, 1999)
9780300078152 | details & prices | 464 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Compulsory ujamaa villages in Tanzania, collectivization in Russia, Le Corbusier’s urban planning theory realized in Brasilia, the Great Leap Forward in China, agricultural "modernization" in the Tropics―the twentieth century has been racked by grand utopian schemes that have inadvertently brought death and disruption to millions.