- Tapa blanda: 296 páginas
- Editor: Routledge; Edición: 1 (17 de marzo de 1994)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0415068622
- ISBN-13: 978-0415068628
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Development Betrayed: The End of Progress and a Co-Evolutionary Revisioning of the Future (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 17 mar 1994
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Many critics have argued that modern society is hurtling down the wrong track, heedlessly destroying natural and cultural treasures en route, by basing its understanding of systems too narrowly on Newton's mechanics. Richard Norgaard, an activist scholar, extends this critique to elaborate on the implications for nature and society of a more biological understanding of systems as consisting of coevolved parts. Thus he challenges the reader with a fresh view of the past, present and future of humanity's tenure on Earth.
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Modernity promised control over nature through science, material abundance through technology and effective government through rational, social organization. Instead of leading to this promised land it has brought us to the brink of environmental and cultural disaster. Why has there been this gap between modernity's aspirations and its achievements? Development Betrayed offers a powerful answer to this question.
Development with its unshakeable commitment to the idea of progress, is rooted in modernism and has been betrayed by each of its major tenets. Attempts to control nature have led to the brink of environmental catastrophe. Western technologies have proved inappropriate for the needs of the South, and governments are unable to respond effectively to the crises that have resulted.
Offering a thorough and lively critiques of the ideas behind development, Richard Norgaard also offers an alternative co-evolutionary paradigm, in which development is portrayed as a co-evolution between cultural and ecological systems. Rather than a future with all peoples merging to one best way of knowing and doing things, he envisions a future of a patchwork quilt of cultures with real possibilities for harmony.
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His basic thesis conceives of a co-evolutionary theory, where "the world can be thought of as having become a patchwork quilt of loosely interconnected, co-evolving social and ecological systems." 90 These social, economic, cultural, religious, business and family systems do not exist in a vacuum but co-evolve together.
Norgarrd is a Economics Professor at UC Berkeley and his most incisive critiques are of conventional economic thinking, in a vein similar to that offered by JK Galbraith.
"The logic of economics does not yield unique answers when more than one social unit might express an interest in choosing. Without a single answer, economics cannot be used technocratically to deduce what society should do." 125
His solution is to put more weight behind the power of "groups as decision making units". "The modern portrayal of social systems as the sum of the interactions of autonomous individuals responding to their individual values DENIES interconnections between people and nature and thereby both the existence of and the need for social and environmental values." 131
Norgarrd's more specific suggestions to how our world can be conceptualized better, work well in concert with JK Galbraith's critique of standard economic logic. This is a well thought out book that anyone who is concerned about more accurate economic assessment of environment should read.