Development alternatives or alternatives to development? – Discuss in relation to Oil extraction in Ecuador.

Introduction  The argument about what development is or is not has not been settled and perhaps cannot be settled- development means different things to different people in different contexts. Mainstream notions of development is one that has to do with “modernity” and all that comes with it- technology, industrialization, capitalism, growth, infrastructure among others. A […]

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How do we unmake Development? : The people’s narrative

Mainstream notions of development exclude what development means to the different cultural groups and societies that exist, how they are shaped and consequently shape development. To understand and remake development, it is important to analyze development processes in specific contexts by considering people in specific societies and the kinds of development processes they encounter. In this essay, I will provide my […]

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