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Quan, H. L. T.

Works: 4 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 291 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Director, Producer, Editor
Classifications: HD82, 338.9
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Most widely held works by H. L. T Quan
Growth against democracy : savage developmentalism in the modern world by H. L. T Quan ( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"...a compelling interrogation of the ways in which we have thought about modernity, capitalism, and democracy, and how those ideas inform neoliberal economics, diplomacy, and impact human life. To explicate contemporary theories of development, Quan introduces the concept of "savage developmentalism," with its attendant distortions of the ideals of equality and freedom and assumptions that foment antidemocratic social and political forms. By outlining the pitfalls of security-obsessed developmental approaches, Growth against Democracy troubles the simple notion that modernity is inherently superior and development will benefit everyone. It shows how capitalists' needs for market, finance, and profitability often lead to development programs that engender expansionism, dispossession, and repression. Drawing on political theory, international political economy, critical ethnic studies, legal studies, and feminist analytics, this groundbreaking study exemplifies how multi-disciplinary scholarship best addresses the increasingly complex and multi-layered issues facing humanity today. It analyzes the linkages between development and national security, and provides sustained attention to the making of foreign policy, the development of capitalism and corporate globalization. The book highlights three critical examples of where savage developmentalism has eventuated worse living conditions, severe social repression, and displacement: Brazilian-Japanese economic relations in Brazil under military rule (1964-1985); China's aggressive courting of African good will and resources; and, the United States' reconstruction of Iraq. These three major historical cases represent some of the most momentous global development in the last sixty years, and never before have such powerful cases been analyzed in the same monograph. Growth against Democracy helps re-evaluate the promises of progress, security, and freedom, and broadens our ideas about and priorities for humane public policy at the national and global levels."--Provided by publisher
Mountains that take wing Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama : a conversation on life, struggles & liberation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internationally renowned scholar, professor and writer Angela Davis, and 89-year-old grassroots organizer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Yuri Kochiyama share intimate conversations about personal histories and influences that shaped them and their shared experiences in some of the most important social movements in 20th century United States"--Container
Cedric J. Robinson: Radical historiography, black ontology, and freedom ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The many faces of globalism and the challenges of documentary filmmaking by C. A Griffith ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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