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dc.contributor.authorKaravas, George
dc.contributor.authorBrincat, Shannon
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-22T01:07:47Z
dc.date.available2018-10-22T01:07:47Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1474-7731
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14747731.2016.1204079
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/142411
dc.description.abstractIt has been widely held that China’s development was forged from a unique pathway to that of Western countries. As a result, it has been assumed that China’s historical experience of modernization contains important lessons for other developing states. However, as we show, modernization in China can be seen as sharing many of the same assumptions of development as the West. Using insights from Cox’s work on civilizations—particularly the notion of ‘Business Civilization’ (adapted from Susan Strange)—our paper examines how modernization theoretic assumptions underpin both Chinese and World Bank perspectives on agricultural development not only within China but also across their engagements, policies, and practices of development throughout Africa. We argue that development constitutes a political project historically inseparable from La mission civilisatrice of Business Civilization, extending a form of intersubjectivity and materiality, power and rationality, based on a specific civilizational worldview. This process retains a number of contradictions and points of conflict and we focus on the resistances of traditional forms of civilization in contestations around the imposition of commercialized agriculture.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom622
dc.relation.ispartofpageto637
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGlobalizations
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relations
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607
dc.title‘Behemoth Pulls the Peasant’s Plough’: Convergence and Resistance to Business Civilization in China
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorBrincat, Shannon K.


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