Buen Vivir, Degrowth and Ecological Swaraj: Alternatives to sustainable development and the Green Economy

@article{Kothari2014BuenVD,
  title={Buen Vivir, Degrowth and Ecological Swaraj: Alternatives to sustainable development and the Green Economy},
  author={Ashish Kothari and Federico Demaria and Alberto Acosta},
  journal={Development},
  year={2014},
  volume={57},
  pages={362-375}
}
This article proposes that the ‘Green Economy’ is not an adequate response to the unsustainability and inequity created by ‘development’ (a western cultural construct), and puts forward alternative socio-environmental futures to (and not of) development. ‘Sustainable development’ is an oxymoron. Therefore, instead of the ‘post-2015 development agenda’, we argue in favour of the ‘2015 post-development agenda’. We discuss Buen Vivir from Latin America, Degrowth from Europe and Ecological Swaraj… Expand

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