Impossible Theorem and Possibilities of Development Studies
Bhabani Shankar Nayak
Journal of Development Policy and Practice, 2020, vol. 5, issue 2, 133-148
This article evaluates the â€˜impossibility theoremâ€™ of â€˜development studiesâ€™. It is imperative to reject the â€˜impossibility theoremâ€™ based on essentialist perspectives and performative indicators of economic growth and development. It is necessary to revive the radical promise of â€˜development studiesâ€™ as a discipline to address the issues and predicaments of people and their societies around the world. A simple rejection of the â€˜impossibility theoremâ€™ is not possible unless â€˜development studiesâ€™ reasserts itself as a critical discipline to analyse, understand and guide social, economic and cultural transformations based on historical experiences. The article argues that â€˜development studiesâ€™ have to be free from the influences of economics and its model-driven logic and revive its emancipatory language of transformation in our society.
Keywords: Development studies; future; economic growth; impossibility theorem; interdisciplinary (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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