Waylaid Dialectic

July 27, 2015

Why we should stop banging on about neoliberalism, and bleating about innovation, and what we should say instead

Filed under: Random Musings — terence @ 2:25 pm

Development doesn’t have a way with words. It scrunches names into acronyms. It potholes sentences with jargon. Its grey literature is drearier than grey. Words get their revenge too. They confuse, they strive for prominence, they rig the game. Or they hide shyly, letting themselves be avoided when they should be used more often.

Words shape our thinking — and here are two words the dialects of aid work and development thought would be better off without, as well as two words we ought to use more often. [read the rest here]

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