development

Is doughnut economics too Western? Critique from Latin American

Is doughnut economics too Western? Critique from Latin American

by Eduardo Gudynas – The discussion paper just launched by Oxfam, A Safe and Just Space for Humanity, has many positive aspects that can be shared with organisations and movements in the Global South. It also contains elements that are in line with Oxfam’s commitment to eradicating poverty and protecting the environment. The document proposes […]

Good Life: Germinating alternatives to development

Good Life: Germinating alternatives to development

by Eduardo Gudynas – Good Living or Living Well encompasses a set of ideas coming forward as both a reaction and an alternative to conventional notions of development. On these terms diverse reflections are accumulating which, with great intensity, explore new creative perspectives, on both the level of ideas and in practice. Given this situation […]

New Extractivism of the 21st Century: 10 Urgent Theses

New Extractivism of the 21st Century: 10 Urgent Theses

The so-called extractivism, which includes mineral and oil exploitation, has a long history in Latin America. Current exports have been nourished by extractivist activities. Extractivism has continued to play a key role in national economies. It has also occupied a place at the center of powerful struggles because of its economic, social, and environmental impacts. […]

Transborder Laboratory for Cooperation from Below

Transborder Laboratory for Cooperation from Below

Proceedings of the seminar “Transborder Laboratory from Below in Brno (Czech Republic), 2007. Edited by the Economy and Society Trust (Brno) and the Institute for Studies in Political Economy (IPE Vienna). The seminar has been called laboratory because of its experimental character. Four co-operation partners from different backgrounds invite critical social researchers and grassroots activists […]