Development Betrayed: The End of Progress and a Co-Evolutionary Revisioning of the Future (Paperback)Richard B. Norgaard (author)
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Development with its unshakeable commitment to the idea of progress, is rooted in modernism and has been betrayed by each of its major tenets. Attempts to control nature have led to the brink of environmental catastrophe. Western technologies have proved inappropriate for the needs of the South, and governments are unable to respond effectively to the crises that have resulted.
Offering a thorough and lively critiques of the ideas behind development, Richard Norgaard also offers an alternative co-evolutionary paradigm, in which development is portrayed as a co-evolution between cultural and ecological systems. Rather than a future with all peoples merging to one best way of knowing and doing things, he envisions a future of a patchwork quilt of cultures with real possibilities for harmony.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 15 mm
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