Developmentality: The Ruling Faith

By Aseem Shrivastava on Mar. 23, 2014 in Perspectives

Time was when it took a prophet to know the future of the world. Today, we only need to travel to those parts of the earth which have already suffered the onslaught of capitalist modernity – which have lost their water, soil, forests, birds, animals, ecological balance, people – to know what might await the rest of us whose privileged lifestyles are founded on systematic extraction of resources from “colonized” hinterlands normally invisible to us. It is as though time has spawned spatial dimensions, revealing the contours of the future – if only we know where to look.

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