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Gilbert Rist

Gilbert Rist is professor emeritus at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He first taught at the University of Tunis, became the Director of the Europe-Third World Centre in Geneva and, later on, Senior Researcher on a United Nations University Project. Afterwards he joined the Graduate Institute of Development Studies where he taught intercultural relations and social anthropology. His main interest is in an anthropological approach of our contemporary society. He is the author of The History of Development : From Western Origins to Global Faith (Zed Books, London, 3rd edition, 2008)

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The Delusions of Economics
The Misguided Certainties of a Hazardous Science

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In The Delusions of Economics, Gilbert Rist presents a radical critique of neoclassical economics from a social and historical perspective. Rather than enter...
Gilbert Rist

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