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Far-Fetched Facts: A Parable of Development Aid

Richard Rottenburg

Abstract

In 1996, the sub-Saharan African country of Ruritania launched a massive waterworks improvement project, funded by the Normesian Development Bank, headquartered in Urbania, Normland, and with the guidance of Shilling & Partner, a consulting firm in Mercatoria, Normland. This book tells the story of this project, as narrated by anthropologists Edward B. Drotlevski and Samuel A. Martonosi. Their account of the Ruritanian waterworks project views the problems of development from a new perspective, focusing on technologies of inscription in the interactions of development bank, international exper ... More

Keywords: Ruritania, Urbania, Normland, Mercatoria, Drotlevski, Martonosi, Ruritanian waterworks, development bank, international experts, local managers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262182645
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262182645.001.0001

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Richard Rottenburg, author

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