This project examines the current debate within development, and more precisely the internal struggles that take place within, from a constructivist perspective. Alternative views of development are discussed in opposition to a neo-liberal view, which today constitute a paradigm in the field of development. In order to exemplify such alternatives, we use La Via Campesina (LVC), an international agricultural organization, and Buen Vivir, a South American ideological movement, that aims to define “the good life”. These cases criticise the same paradigm, but with different focuses, and with different approaches to how they present their critique. LVC aim to change certain structures from within the neo-liberal paradigm, whereas Buen Vivir place themselves outside this paradigm, in order to create their own space, in terms of how development should be defined. Both LVC and Buen Vivir distance themselves from a universalistic view on what determines a “sound development”, which dictates that alternatives must function on a global scale. Instead they operate as locally based alternatives.
|Uddannelser||Internationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||24 maj 2014|