All posts by Barbara Harriss-White

Barbara Harriss-White is Emeritus Professor Development Studies, Oxford University. Between 2006-2009, she helped to guide Zarni in research on Burma. Since 1969 she has researched India’s political economy, mostly through field-work. In retirement she works on India’s rural development and is vexed by the economy as a waste-producing system.

Making the World a Better Place: Restitution and Restoration

This has been a hard essay to write, first because of the vast variety and accelerating pace of activity throughout the world demanding ‘action’; second because the project of restoration has yet to be paid the attention it requires; third because of the inexorable and unremitting degradation of the planet’s physical sub-systems as the metabolic rift deepens and becomes more complex; fourth because of the need to contain the scope...

/ May 1, 2024