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Development betrayed: the end of progress and a coevolutionary revisioning of the future

Author: Norgaard, Richard B. Publisher: Routledge 1994.Language: EnglishDescription: 280 p. : Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0415068622Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Development Betrayed The end of progress and a coevolutionary revisioning of the future Contents Figures and Tables Preface Acknowledgements 1 THE BETRAYAL OF PROGRESS The Environmental Challenge Political and Bureaucratic Deadlock The Reculturalization of the Globe Modernism: Key Tenets Summary 2 THE CHALLENGE OF SUSTAINABILITY The Environmental Science Perspective The Challenge to Social Organization Defining Sustainable Development Organizing for Sustainable Development Conclusions 3 CHANGE AS A COEVOLUTIONARY PROCESS The Coevolution of Pests, Pesticides, Politics, and Policy A Preview of the Overall Argument 4 A COEVOLUTIONARY ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY Conventional Views of Environment and Development A Coevolutionary Framework Coevolutionary Development Potential Coevolutionary Beginnings The Coevolution of Modern Agriculture The Industrial Revolution and Coevolution of Modern Societies Coevolutionary Environmental History Lessons 5 THE ILLUSIONS OF PROGRESS A Short History of the Idea of Progress xi xiii 1 3 3 5 6 9 11 13 15 17 20 22 23 23 28 32 32 35 37 39 42 44 46 49 51 Technological Optimism The Imbalance Between Technological and Cultural Progress The Vacuity of Progress Progress and the Third World The Reemergence of Cultural Heterogeneity Progress and Traditional Peoples 6 THE PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS OF THE BETRAYAL The Dominant Metaphysical and Epistemological Suppositions Western Social Rationality Western Public Rationality and the Crises of Modernism Conclusions 7 TWO MALADAPTIVE DETERMINISMS Historical Background An Ideological Deadlock Conclusions 8 THE COEVOLUTIONARY PROCESS ELABORATED Coevolutionary Explanations The Genetics of the Coevolutionary Process The Role of Perceiving, Learning, and Understanding The Coevolution of Environment and Human Culture 9 A COEVOLUTIONARY COSMOLOGY Endogenous Action and Knowledge Conceptual Pluralism The Collective Nature of Understanding A Contingent, Contextual, Coevolving Cosmos Further Implications Conclusions 10 COEVOLUTIONARY LESSONS FROM THE AMAZON Ecological and Social Systems in the Amazon The Coevolutionary Framework Possible Social System Adaptations Technological Options and Social System Characteristics Transactions Costs The Bureaucratic Jungle Implications for the Revisioning of Progress 11 THE TYRANNY OF LIBERAL INDIVIDUALISM Liberal Individualism Economic Exchange Risk and the Global Village Social Values, Interconnectance, and the Myth of Choice 52 56 57 58 58 59 61 63 66 70 73 75 76 78 79 81 82 85 87 88 92 93 95 97 100 100 101 104 105 109 110 113 118 120 120 122 123 124 126 131 Feminism Conclusions 12 DEMOCRATIZING KNOWLEDGE A Brief Return to the Bureaucratic Jungle Developed Country Dilemmas The Legacy of Progressive Bureaucracies Liberal Democracy Knowing as a Social Process Knowing, Learning, and Democracy Democratizing Progress Conclusions 13 COEVOLVING DISCURSIVE COMMUNITIES Another Lesson from the Amazon Place, Scale, and Hierarchy in Social and Environmental Systems Opening Arguments on Community A Coevolving Patchwork Quilt of Discursive Communities More Questions than Answers Representation Implications for Technology Reciprocity as a Guiding Principle Conclusions 14 A COEVOLVING CULTURAL PATCHWORK QUILT 15 PROGRESS REVISIONED BIBLIOGRAPHIC ESSAYS Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 BIBLIOGRAPHIC POSTSCRIPT Bibliography Index 133 135 136 138 140 142 145 147 150 153 157 158 159 160 163 165 167 167 170 171 171 173 181 191 191 194 196 197 200 204 209 220 224 229 230 235 242 246 250 253 271

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