Few books in the history of Development Studies have had an impact like The Development Dictionary - A Guide to Knowledge as Power, which was edited by Wolfgang Sachs and published by Zed Books in 1992. The Development Dictionary was crucial in establishing what has become known as the Post-Development (PD) school. This volume is devoted to the legacy of The Development Dictionary and to discussing Post-Development.
This book originally published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.
Aram Ziai studied sociology, history, and English literature in Aachen and Dublin, and received his PhD from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He has taught at the universities of Aachen, Hamburg, Magdeburg, Kassel, Amsterdam, Vienna, and Accra, and is currently Heisenberg Professor for Development and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Kassel, Germany.