The Post-Development Dictionary

The Post-Development Dictionary

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This innovative collection identifies new alternatives to the dominant paradigm of globalized development, offering a critical analysis of the current paradigm's structural roots in capitalism, state domination, and patriarchy. Bringing together highly respected scholars across a variety of disciplines, including Vandana Shiva, Satisk Kumar, Silvia Federici, and Boaventura de Sousa Santos, the book goes beyond Sach's critique of development to consider how we might reach a point of 'post-development', an era in which development will no longer be the central organizing principle of social life. The result is a substantive guide to the subject's rich variety of worldviews, going further to critique current attempts to 'greenwash' development with superficial solutions to its harmful social and environmental costs, including contemporary debates around what it means to be ecologically wise and socially just. Building on Wolfgang Sachs's landmark work The Development Dictionary, this book transforms our understanding of development studies as a landmark in its field for students and academics across the humanities and social sciences.
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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 158 x 240mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1786993554
  • 9781786993557
  • 2,858,867

Table of contents

Preface - Wolfgang SachsIntroduction: Post-Development? - Ashish Kothari, Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria and Alberto AcostaPart I: Global Reflections on an Old Idea1. European - Boaventura de Sousa Santos2. South American - Maristella Svampa3. Asian - Vandana Shiva4. African - Franklin Obeng-Odoom5. Oceanian - Kirk Huffman6. North American - Phil McMichaelPart II: False Solutions1. Anthropocene & Earth System Governance - Ariel Salleh2. Climate-Smart Agriculture, the New Green Revolution, and Eco-Agriculture - Teresa Anderson3. Circular Economy - Giacomo D'Alisa4. Commodification and Market Mechanisms: PES, CDM, CSR - Larry Lohmann5. Ecological Modernization/Ecomodernism - Giorgos Kallis6. Green Economy, Green Capital, and the Circular Economy - Ulrich Brand7. (Neo)extractivism - Samantha Hargreaves8. Population and Life-Boat Ethics - John Clark9. Smart Cities - Hug March10. Sustainable Sevelopment - Erik Gomez Baggethun11.Techno-fixes and Geoengineering - Silvia Ribeiro12. BRICS as Counter-Imperialism? - Patrick Bond and Ana Saggioro Garcia13. Digital Commons - George Caffentzis14. Efficiency - Deepak MalghanPart III: Alternative Worldviews1. Agaciro - Olivia Rutazibwa2. Agdal - Gary Martin3. Alter-Globalisation - Geoffrey Pleyers4. Another Economy for Another Civilization - Alberto Acosta5. Autonomia - Gustavo Esteva6. Biocivilisation - Candido Grzybowski7. Buddhism - Gheshe Damdul Dorji8. Buen vivir - Eduardo Gudynas9. Chinese Indigenous Views -Yuxin Hou10. Christian Liberation Theology - Sean McDonagh11. Civilizational Transitions - Arturo Escobar12. Communidad - Arturo Guerrero13. Confucianism/Taoism - Deborah Sommer14. Convivialism - Alain Caille15. Country - Irene Watson16. Deep Ecology - John Seed17. Degrowth - Federico Demaria and Serge Latouche18. Ecofeminism - Christelle Terreblanche19. Environmental Justice - Joan Martinez-Alier20. Eco-Socialism - Michael Lowy21. Food Sovereignty - Laura Gutierrez22. Gift Economy - Simone Woerer23. Hinduism - Shalini Sinha24. Islam - Nawal Ammar25. Jainism - Satish Kumar26. Judaism - Michael Lerner27. Kametsa asaiki Ashaninka - Emily Caruso, Antonio Sancho, Juan Pablo Sarmiento28. Kyosei - Motoi Fuse29. Latin American Feminisms - Betty Ruth Lozano30. Pacific Feminism - Yvonne Underhill-Sem31. Matriarchal Alternatives - Claudia von Werlhof32. Mediterraneanism - Onofrio Romano33. Minobimaatisiiwin - Deborah McGregor34. Nature Rights - Cormac Cullinan35. Neo-Paganism, Eco and Earth Spirituality - Charlene Spretnak 36. New Work - Frithjof Bergman37. Pacifism - Marco Deriu38. Radical Ecological Democracy - Ashish Kothari39. Revolution - Eduardo Gudynas40. South-East Asia Indigenous Views - Datu Vic Saway41. Simple Way Perspective - Ted Trainer42. Social Ecology (Bookchin/Anarchism) - Brian Tokar43. Swaraj - Aseem Shrivastava44. Tao Worldviews - Sutej Hugu45. Tuareg Nomad Worldviews - Sarah Lili Fortune46. Ubuntu - Lesley le Grange47. Ukama, Hunhu/Unhu - Artwell NhemachenaPart IV: Alternative Practices1. Agroecology and Seed-Saving - Victor Toledo2. Commons - Massimo De Angelis3. Community Conservation - Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend4. Community Currencies - Peter North5. Design for Sustainability - Janis Birkeland6. Diverse Economies - Katherine Gibson7. Eco-Technological Rationality - Enrique Leff8. Ecovillages - Martha Chaves9. Gross National Happiness (Bhutan) - Julien Francois Gerber10. Kurdish (Rojava) Autonomous Region - Azize Aslan and Bengi Akbulut11. Life Projects (American Native Peoples) - Mario Blaser12. New Water Paradigm - Jan Pokorny13. Open Source Knowledge, Creative and Digital Commons - Harry Halpin14. Nayakrishi - Farhad Mazhar and Farida Akhter15. Permaculture - Terry Leahy16. Rural Reconstruction - Wen Tiejn and Margaret Tsui Sit17. Sentipensar - Patricia Botero18. Social and Solidarity Economy - Nadia Johanisova and Marketa Vinkelhoferova 19. Transition Towns - Rob Hopkins20. Tribunal on the Rights of Nature - Ramiro Avila Santamaria21. Wages for Housework - Silvia Federici22. Worker-Led Production (Argentina and Europe) - Theodore Karyotis23. Zapatista Autonomous Region - Xochitl Leyva
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About Ashish Kothari

Arturo Escobar is a professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a research associate with the Culture, Memory, and Nation group at Universidad del Valle, Cali. His previous books include Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World (2011).

Ashish Kothari is an environmental activists and co-founder of Kalpavriksh, a non-profit organisation in India which deals with environmental and development issues. He has also worked as an advisor to the Indian government, and on the steering committees of the World Commission on Protected Areas and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Ariel Salleh is a visiting professor of culture, philosophy and environment at Nelson Mandela University, and a research associate in political economy at the University of Sydney. Her previous books include Ecofeminism as Politics: Nature, Marx, and the Postmodern (Zed 2017) and Eco-Sufficiency and Global Justice (2009).

Alberto Acosta is an economist and emeritus professor at FLACSO-Ecuador. He has previously served as Ecuador's Minister of Mines and Energy, and as President of the country's Constituent Assembly.

Federico Demaria is an ecological economist at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and with the academic association Research & Degrowth. His previous books include the edited collection Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a new Era (2014).
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