Seeing Like a State  


Seeing Like a State
Veritas Paperbacks | March 17, 2020 | 464 pages
ISBN: 9780300246759

Hailed as "a magisterial critique of top-down social planning" by the New York Times, this essential work analyzes disasters from Russia to Tanzania to uncover why states so often fail--sometimes catastrophically--in grand efforts to engineer their society or their environment, and uncovers the conditions common to all such planning disasters.