Gilbert Rist

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Gilbert Rist was an honorary professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and a thought leader of postdevelopment theory. He is best known for his ground-breaking study, The History of Development: From Western Origins to Global Faith, which criticizes development.

He holds a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International Studies.

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English

  • 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 and Gustavo Esteva), 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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