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AHE - The World Transformed - Day 8/Anti-Colonial and Post-Colonial Development
Day 8 of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics

Thursday July 30th

5-6.30pm: Anti-Colonial and Post-Colonial Development

Max Ajl (Wageningen University)

Ibrahim Shikaki (Trinity College)

Divya Sharma (University of Sussex, UK)

This 3-paper panel treats post-colonial theories of development and underdevelopment. It shows how (post)colonial theory is needed to make sense of and to offer alternatives to regnant patterns of accumulation and dispossession. Throughout much of Latin America, Africa, and the Arab region – geographically, West Asia – dependency theory was a dominant mode of interpreting social realities in the 1970s and 1980s, while in South Asia, analogues of dependency theory rubbed shoulders from the 1950s-1980s with extensions of Gandhian economics into the realm of do-it-yourself or auto-centered development based on “traditional” knowledge and appropriate agricultures and technologies. This panel seeks to bring these theories of development and underdevelopment into dynamic and comparative conversation, by showing how specific tools were and are required to make sense of (post)-colonial social structures and oppression, and how in turn such specific tools, in grasping the specificity of such oppressions, could implicitly or explicitly point to exit routes

Jul 30, 2020 05:00 PM in London

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