Gilbert Rist
Gilbert Rist was a professor at the institut universitaire d'études du développement (Graduate Institute of Development Studies
Graduate Institute of Development Studies
The Graduate Institute of Development Studies was a graduate school in Geneva, Switzerland focusing on development studies...

) in Geneva
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. He is best known for his ground-breaking study of the concept and practice of development
Human development (humanity)
Human development in the scope of humanity, specifically international development, is an international and economic development paradigm that is about much more than the rise or fall of national incomes. People are the real wealth of nations...



  • Gilbert Rist, The History of Development: From Western Origins to Global Faith, Expanded Edition, London: Zed Books, 2003

French (selection)
  • (with Marie-Dominique PERROT and Fabrizio SABELLI), La Mythologie programmée, L’économie des croyances dans la société moderne, coll. Economie en liberté, PUF, Paris, 1992
  • (with Majid Rahnema
    Majid Rahnema
    Majid Rahnema is a diplomat and former Minister of Iran, born in 1924 in Tehran. He represented Iran at the UN from 1957 to 1971. He works on problems of poverty and production processes of poverty by the market economy.-Biography:...

     and Gustavo Esteva
    Gustavo Esteva
    Gustavo Esteva is a Mexican activist, "deprofessionalized intellectual" and founder of the Universidad de la Tierra in the Mexican city of Oaxaca. He is one of the best known advocates of Post-Development.-Life:...

    ), Le Nord perdu, Repères pour l’après-développement, coll. Forum du développement, Editions d’En Bas, Lausanne, 1992
  • Le développement, Histoire d'une croyance occidentale, Presses de Sciences Po, Paris, 1996 - also translated into Italian and Spanish

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See also

  • Development criticism
    Development criticism
    Development criticism refers to criticisms of technological development.-Notable development critics:*Edward Abbey*John Africa*Stafford Beer *Charles A...

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