An Exercise in Worldmaking

A collection of the best ISS student essays

What is An Exercise in Worldmaking?

An Exercise in Worldmaking is a collection of best MA student essays written, selected and edited by the students themselves. First published in 2006 (the 2005-06 batch), each subsequent batch has produced an edition, each of which reflects the insights and perspectives gained by MA students at ISS during their 15 months of study.

The essays illustrated how a diverse student body, representing over fifty countries and a host of professional and educational backgrounds, can contest, construct and redefine the notion of development; thus maintaining the contemporary social, political and economic relevance of development theory and practice.

An Exercise in Worldmaking provides insight on relevant themes of development by professionals who are immersed in the theoretical, historical and practical work and literature of development. In this way the essays serve to further the effort of collective and participatory worldmaking.

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 An Exercise in Worldmaking 2014-2015An Exercise in Worldmaking 2014-2015

An Exercise in Worldmaking 2013-2014An Exercise in Worldmaking 2013-2014

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An Exercise in Worldmaking 2010-2011An Exercise in Worldmaking 6 - 2010-2011

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An Exercise in Worldmaking 2009-2010An Exercise in Worldmaking 5 - 2009-2010

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An Exercise in Worldmaking 2008-2009An Exercise in Worldmaking 4 - 2008-2009

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An Exercise in Worldmaking 2007-2008An Exercise in Worldmaking 3 - 2007-2008

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An Exercise in Worldmaking 2006-2007An Exercise in Worldmaking 2 - 2006-2007

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An Exercise in Worldmaking 2005-2006An Exercise in Worldmaking 1 - 2005-2006

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