Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848139886 Published October 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781848139893 Published October 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Unplanned Development

Tracking Change in South-East Asia

Jonathan Rigg

Unplanned Development

Jonathan Rigg

Distributed for Zed Books

256 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2012
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848139886 Published October 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781848139893 Published October 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Unplanned Development offers a fascinating and fresh view into the realities of development planning. While to the outsider most development projects present themselves as thoroughly planned endeavours informed by structure, direction and intent, Jonathan Rigg exposes the truth of development experience that chance, serendipity, turbulence and the unexpected define development around the world.

Based on rich empirical sources from South-East Asia, Unplanned Development sustains a unique general argument in making the case for chance and turbulence in development. Identifying chance as a leading factor in all development planning, the book contributes to a better way of dealing with the unexpected and asks vital questions on the underlying paradoxes of development practice.
Contents
Preface

1: The hidden geometries of development
2: From development plans to development planning
3: State and market perfections and imperfections
4: The teleology of development: history and technology
5: The power of ordinary events in shaping development
6: Fertility decline and its consequences in Asia
7: Contingent development

Notes
Bibliography
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