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Overview

A critique of current development policies and ideologies that provides alternative approaches for building a sustainable and just society for the new millennium.

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"A damning critique of the development policies, ideology and infrastructure which have spread like an infection over the world... a useful contribution to the environment and development debate and the recommendations for voluntary agencies, North and South, are worth reading."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780931816840
  • Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/1990
  • Series: Library of Management for Development
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

David C. Korten is president and founder of the People-Centered Development Forum, a global alliance dedicated to the creation of just, inclusive and sustainable societies through voluntary citizen action. He holds MBA and PhD degrees from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a former faculty member of the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He was previously a Ford Foundation project specialist in Manila and an Asia Regional Advisor on Development Management for the U.S. Agency for International Development. David is the author of 'The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community', 'When Corporations Rule the World' and 'The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism' and a frequently invited speaker at conferences around the world. He is also a Board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and a member of Social Venture Network and the Club of Rome.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: We Have a Problem

Part I: The 1980s: An Awakening
Chapter 1 Decade of Crisis Chapter 2 Decade of Denial Chapter 3 Decade of Opportunity

Part II: Toward a Just, Sustainable and Inclusive Society
Chapter 4 Believing Is Seeing Chapter 5 Cowboy Economics: the Growth-Centered Vision Chapter 6 Reviving the Colonial Economy Chapter 7 the People-Centered Vision: An Economics for Spaceship Earth Chapter 8 Equity-Led Sustainable Growth: From Vision to Strategy

Part III: Voluntary Organizations: Development Roles and Strategies
A Limited Vision A Critical Self-Assessment Chapter 9 Voluntary Organizations Are different Chapter 10 From Relief to People’s Movement

Part IV: The 1990s Part: From Growth to Transformation
Chapter 11 A Spaceship Has No Lifeboat Chapter 12 End of the Dominant State Chapter 13 Agenda for a Society in Transition

Conclusion: End of Innocence

Appendix A The Manila Declaration on People’s Participation and Sustainable Development Appendix B Study Group Discussion Topics Appendix C NGO Self-Assessment Questions Appendix D International Public Financial Transfers

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