development economics, sustainable transition – critique, practice, theory

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Rethinking Trade and Development


local transition development

academia.ed 12/2021’s paper “+21 12 20 L O C A L D E V E L O P M E N T by  Leonidas Papakonstantinidis

DEFINITION: The limit (if any) of the process of transformation of the local society but also of the structural change of the Factors of Production, of the Sectors and the Sectors within the certain space (economic, social, cultural), in order to achieve a more humane quality of life of the inhabitants, but and strengthening its bargaining position * on the world market  2016  Local Quality  A strategy for transition to a low-emissions society:  Lars Wang, Hege Westskog, Eivind Selvig, Helene Amundsen and Reidunn Mygland

“The report “Local Quality – A Framework for Local Authorities as Catalysts for the Transition to a Low
Emission Society” was prepared by insam as, Civitas, and CICERO as an assignment from Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) R&D. The project was a part of the municipal sector’s follow-up to the climate agreement, which began with the question: What does the transition to a lowemissions society mean for the municipal sector? The low-emissions society described in the climate agreement depends upon Norway achieving an 80-90 percent reduction in emissions by 2050…”…

development economics – critique, practice, theory 

About the blog : The Developing Economics blog takes critical and pluralist approach to the field of Development Economics. It seeks to stimulate debate and reflection on economic development among academics and practitioners from all relevant fields. All critical voices out there are encouraged to submit contributions.    Ilias Alami, Carolina Alves, Svenja Flechtner, Farwa Sial, Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven 

Two positions on development: Arturo Escobar and Henry Veltmeyer SOAS 1995 An Anthropological Critique of Development: The Growth of Ignorance – by Mark Hobart 2018 Critique of development economics Franklin Obeng-Odoom 2016 Poverty: Who, where and why? Pavlos Koktsidis – DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION IN THEORY AND PRACTICE – An educator’s resource Edited by: Michal Cenker, Louiza Hadjivasiliou, Patrick Marren, Niamh Rooney  pdfhere  2004   A Moral Critique of Development: Ethics, Aesthetics and Responsibility
Ananta Kumar Giri, Philip Qarles Van Ufford

“There is a fundamental criticism of the IMF / Washington consensus approach: It does not acknowledge that development requires a transformation of society. Uganda grasped this in its radical elimination all school fees, something that budget accountants focusing solely on revenues and costs simply could not understand.
(Joseph Stiglitz (2002), “Globalization and its Discontents”, p. 76)

Human beings are not only the most important means of social development, they are also its profoundest end. Being a fine piece of capital is not the most exalted state that can happen to a human being. (Amartya Sen (1998), “Human Development and Financial Conservatism”, p. 734)

The Problem: The discourse and practice of development is at a critical juncture now. The idea of development in its present interventionist mode had originated at the end of the Second World War as a new vision of hope against the backdrop of the devastating experiences of the war and the rising process of decolonisation. At this
juncture, the idea of development shaped new forms of political responsibility on a global scale. It gave rise to many applications. Now, after more than fifty years development has gradually lost its appeal and vitality. We are facing a crisis, not knowing how to move on in a meaningful way. We now face a crisis in a foundational way and in terms of major transformations at the macro level as well as in our daily routines in the world of development. In our daily routines of development we face disjunctures and lack of communication between
different domains of development, for example…”…   pdf here