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Background reading for spring term

James Scott, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998)

Ramachandra Guha, India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy (2007).

Stuart Corbridge and John Harriss, Reinventing India: Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy (Cambridge: Polity, 2000).

Martha Finnemore, "Redefining Development at the World Bank," in Frederick Cooper and Randall Packard (eds), International Development and the Social Sciences: Essays on the History and Politics of Knowledge (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997), pp. 203-227.

David Engerman, Nils Gilman, Mark Haefele and Michael Latham (eds.), Staging Growth: Modernization, Development and the Cold War (Amherst and Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2003).