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The Future of Development: A Radical Manifesto (Hardback)

Gustavo Esteva, Salvatore J. Babones, Philipp Babcicky

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ISBN 10: 1447301099 / ISBN 13: 9781447301097
Edité par Policy Press, United Kingdom, 2013
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. On January 20, 1949 US President Harry S. Truman officially opened the era of development. On that day, over one half of the people of the world were defined as underdeveloped and they have stayed that way ever since. This book explains the origins of development and underdevelopment and shows how poorly we understand these two terms. It offers a new vision for development, demystifying the statistics that international organizations use to measure development and introducing the alternative concept of buen vivir: the state of living well. The authors argue that it is possible for everyone on the planet to live well, but only if we learn to live as communities rather than as individuals and to nurture our respective commons. Scholars and students of global development studies are well-aware that development is a difficult concept. This thought-provoking book offers them advice for the future of development studies and hope for the future of humankind. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9781447301097

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Titre : The Future of Development: A Radical ...

Éditeur : Policy Press, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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In his 1949 inaugural address, President Harry S. Truman heralded the era of international development, a “worldwide effort for the achievement of peace, plenty, and freedom” that would aim to “greatly increase the industrial activity in other nations and. . . . raise substantially their standards of living.” At the time, more than half of the world’s population lived in areas defined as underdeveloped; today, that figure surprisingly remains the same. Arguing that such persistent stagnation resulted partly from poor comprehension of the terms “developed” and “underdeveloped,” this provocative book revises our understanding of these fraught concepts.            
Demystifying the statistics that international organizations use to measure development, the authors introduce the alternative concept of buen vivir: a state of living well. They contend that everyone on the planet can achieve this state, but only if we all begin living as communities rather than individuals and nurture our respective commons. With their unique take on a famously difficult issue, they offer new hope for the future of development—and of humankind.

About the Author:

Gustavo Esteva is an author and grassroots activist who collaborates with the Universidad de la Tierra, Mexico, and other organizations around the world. Salvatore Babones teaches sociology and social policy at the University of Sydney, Australia. Philipp Babcicky is a doctoral student at the University of Graz, Austria.

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