In this classic collection, some of the world's most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse. Each essay examines one concept from a historical and anthropological point of view and highlights its particular bias. Exposing their historical obsolescence and intellectual sterility, the authors call for a bidding farewell to the whole Eurocentric development idea. This is urgently needed, they argue, in order to liberate people's minds -- in both North and South -- for bold responses to the environmental and ethical challenges now confronting humanity. The combined result forms a must-read invitation to experts, grassroots movements and students of development to recognize the tainted glasses they put on whenever they participate in the development discourse. Summary: This book is the best investment you can make - it liberates thought Rating: 5 I hope we get to a point where the development dictionary is a household word. This book opened my eyes and gave me the ability to choose how I understand the world. For people who care about social and personal awareness, living responsibly, and getting to a sustainable global community, this book is an invaluable guide.