Buen Vivir: today’s tomorrow

buenvivirbAn overview at the main trends of the discourse around Buen Vivir in South America. A review of the rich and multiple discourses around Buen Vivir, as a political platform for different visions of alternatives to development. The paradox that development can be declared defunct and yet in the next step promoted as the only way forward is deeply embedded in modern culture. Therefore, any alternative to development must open paths to move beyond the modern Western culture. Buen Vivir gives that opportunity.
Article by Eduardo Gudynas (CLAES) published at Development, the journal of the Society for International Development, 2011.
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