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000294703 245__ $$aThe interwar germination of development and modernization theory and practice$$bpolitics, institution building, and knowledge production between the Rockefeller Foundation and the American University of Beirut
000294703 269__ $$a2015
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000294703 520__ $$aIn 1928 the Rockefeller Foundation financed a Social Science Research Section (SSRS) at the American University of Beirut. This article uses the story of the SSRS to argue that the interwar years in the Middle East were a germination period of development and modernization theory and practice. The period was one of transition: Ottoman influences lingered into the age of European colonialism while decolonization gathered pace and international actors increasingly spoke up. The SSRS reflected this transitionality. Firstly, it was institutionally part of a new university foundation- development-missionary complex that would build a social science empire by connecting Western and Middle Eastern networks. Secondly, its political aim was to guide decolonization. Finally, the SSRS addressed the epistemic problem of being Western in the now decolonizing non-West by terming its research / protodevelopment sites 'laboratories' and insisting that its research was universally valid.
000294703 580__ $$aIn: Geschichte und Gesellschaft. - 41(2015), p. 649–684
000294703 700__ $$aSchayegh, Cyrus
000294703 8560_ $$fclaude.aeschlimann@graduateinstitute.ch
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000294703 901__ $$uInternational History and Politics Department
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