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Science, ideology and development: three essays on development theory
The Nordic Africa Institute.
1978 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In these essays the author starts from two basic assumptions. First, he believes that science is as social and as subject to perversion as all other forms of knowledge in society. This being the case, there is no absolute way of separating science from the pervading ideologies of the day. In development theory it is only logical that the socially desirable goals should be strated before the instruments for realising them can be forged. But in the process of forging instruments for solving current problems new truths are often revealed which become subversive of the prevailing set-up. Nor should this be surprising in Professor Mafeje's view, for it is implicit in the concept of "critique" in Marxian dialects. According to the latter, there is no affirmation without a negation. "Development" as an evocative and affirmative concept can scarcely avoid the connotation of "destruction" of existing structures and theories.

For those who are dissatisfied with orthodox theory, there is a great deal to recommend in these essays.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 1978. , 86 p.
Keyword [en]
Africa; Economics; Development theory; Agricultural economy; Capitalism; Economic systems; Economic growth; Development
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-516ISBN: 91-7106-134-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-516DiVA: diva2:275758
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