Two concepts of liberal developmentalism

  title={Two concepts of liberal developmentalism},
  author={I. Marwah},
  journal={European Journal of Political Theory},
  pages={123 - 97}
  • I. Marwah
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of Political Theory
  • “Developmentalism” is often regarded as the bête noire haunting liberal political theory, justifying modern civilizational hierarchies and liberal imperialism. But are all developmentalisms equally tied to Eurocentric, imperialist philosophies? I consider this question through a close reading of two of the most prominent, influential, and divisive modern accounts of historical development: those of Kant and J. S. Mill. I argue that Kant's philosophy of history is embedded in an Enlightenment… CONTINUE READING
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