Introduction to The Will to Improve: Governmentality, Development, and the Practice of Politics

  title={Introduction to The Will to Improve: Governmentality, Development, and the Practice of Politics},
  author={Tania Murray Li},
  • T. Li
  • Published 16 May 2007
  • Sociology, Political Science
"Introduction: The Will to Improve," in The Will to Improve, pp. 1-30. Copyright, 2007, Duke University Press. All rights reserved. Republished by permission of the publisher. 
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