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Development Majid Rahnema In the last sixty years, few words have been as intensely discussed,glorified or attacked as development . At the end of the SecondWorld War, the word came to symbolize the hopes of almost everyhuman being dreaming of a future liberated from colonialism,hunger, destitution, exploitation and all other forms of injusticeand suffering. Today, for the billions who shared these hopes, thedream has become a nightmare. The increase in the world sproductive capacity has made it possible, indeed, to provideenough food for nine billion people, that is one and a half timesthe entire population of the earth; yet more than one billion aretoday suffering from hunger and malnutrition.Many questions therefore arise. Is development what its votariessay it is? Does it still represent the hopes of change and liberationthat the word carried with it in its infancy? Or is it now only a
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