- Affiliation: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Gilbert Rist is professor emeritus at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. His main interest is in an anthropological approach of our contemporary society. He is the author of The History of Development: From Western Origins to Global Faith (2008).
Books by Gilbert Rist
From Western Origins to Global Faith, 4th edition
The fourth edition of a classic development text, which has both defined and changed its field. In The History of Development, Gilbert Rist provides a complete and powerful overview of what the idea of development has meant throughout history. He traces it from its origins in the Western view of history, through the early stages of the world system, the rise of US hegemony, the supposed triumph of the third world, through to new concerns about the environment and globalization. In two new chapters… (more information)
The Misguided Certainties of a Hazardous Science
In The Delusions of Economics, Gilbert Rist presents a radical critique of neoclassical economics from a social and historical perspective. Rather than enter into existing debates between different orthodoxies, Rist instead explores the circumstances that prevailed when economics was ‘invented’, and the resultant biases that helped forge the construction of economics as a ‘science’. In doing so, Rist demonstrates how these various presuppositions are either obsolete or just… (more information)