Development as Movement: Towards a Sustainable Society?

Organizacja: Krzysztof Gorlach (UJ), Jan Douwe van der Ploeg (Wageningen University / China Agricultural University), Grzegorz Foryś (UP w Krakowie), Patrick H. Mooney (University of Kentucky)
Numer: G48

Amartya Sen, a Nobel Prize winner in economics has defined human development as freedom. As a measure of development advancement he suggested the growing level of meeting various human needs and widening opportunities. Therefore development processes cannot be reduced simply to the economic growth measured by GDP but have been more complex and measured by HDI. We share this perspective but are more focused on various  mechanisms of human development which might guarantee its sustainable character. In international literature on globalisation one might find ten principles for sustainable societies that cover: the stress on “new” or “living” democracy (accountability, creating governance systems, etc.); the focus on subsidiarity (the defense of local livelihoods, local jobs, and communities self-reliance); ecological sustainability (preservation of biodiversity), defense of common heritage resources (natural ones, culture and knowledge as well as modern common resources like public services, etc.); preservation of diversities (cultural, economic and biological); protection of human rights (civil, political and social ones); protection of jobs, livelihood and employment; food security and safety; protection of equity (women rights, indigenous people rights, etc.) and the precaution principle. In order  to achieve all the principles mentioned here collective activities (social movements) seem to be required. These issues have been already addressed in some analytical approaches such as: neo-endogenous development, participatory development, contested development and last but not least sustainable development. Therefore the organizers invite all researchers who conduct such studies to join our discussion on development as movement.



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do 31 maja 2022
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