Alternative Pathways to Sustainable Development: Lessons from Latin America


This 9th volume of International Development Policy looks at recent paradigmatic innovations and related development trajectories in Latin America, with a particular focus on the Andean region. It examines the diverse development narratives and experiences in countries such as Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru during a period of high commodity prices associated with robust growth, poverty alleviation and inequality reduction. Highlighting propositions such as buen vivir, this thematic volume questions whether competing ideologies and discourses have translated into different outcomes, be it with regard to environmental sustainability, social progress, primary commodity dependence, or the rights of indigenous peoples. This collection of articles aims to enrich our understanding of recent development debates and processes in Latin America, and what the rest of the world can learn from them.

Contributors include: Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Alberto Acosta, Ana Elizabeth Bastida, Luis Bustos, Humberto Campodónico, Gilles Carbonnier, Ana Patricia Cubillo-Guevara, Fernando Eguren, Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, Eduardo García, Javier Herrera, Antonio Luis Hidalgo-Capitán, Robert Muggah, Gianandrea Nelli Feroci, José Antonio Ocampo, Camilo Andrés Peña Galeano, Guillermo Perry, Darío Indalecio Restrepo Botero, Sergio Tezanos Vázquez, and Frédérique Weyer.
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Gilles Carbonnier is Professor of Development Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva (Switzerland); Editor-in-Chief, International Development Policy; and President, Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action. His research focuses on international development cooperation, as well as the governance of natural resources and illicit financial flows. His latest book is entitled Humanitarian Economics: War, Disaster and the Global Aid Market (London & New York: Hurst & Oxford University Press, 2016).

Humberto Campodónico is a Principal Researcher at the Center for the Study and Promotion of Development (Centro de Estudios y Promoción del Desarrollo, DESCO), Lima (Peru) and has served as Dean and as Professor of the Faculty of Economics, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima. From 2011 to 2012, he served as the President of the National Oil Company, Petroperú. He is presently a member of the Advisory Council of the Natural Resources Governance Institute (NRGI) and a Fellow of the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI). He has published several books about mining, energy (oil, natural gas), international economics, and trade.

Sergio Tezanos Vázquez is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), President of the Spanish Network of Development Studies (REEDES) and Vice-President of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI). His main research fields are human development (with a focus on international development taxonomies), international cooperation policies (with emphasis on the effectiveness and allocation of Official Development Assistance, ODA), and international migration (from developing countries to developed countries).

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1 Introduction: Alternative Development Narratives, Policies and Outcomes in the Andean Region
Humberto Campodónico, Gilles Carbonnier and Sergio Tezanos Vázquez
2 The Future of Latin America in the Global Economy: An Interview with Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Gilles Carbonnier, Humberto Campodónico and Sergio Tezanos Vázquez

Part 1: Development Alternatives in Latin America

3 Deconstruction and Genealogy of Latin American Good Living ( Buen Vivir ). (Triune) Good Living and Its Diverse Intellectual Wellsprings
Antonio Luis Hidalgo-Capitán and Ana Patricia Cubillo-Guevara
4 Commodity-led Development in Latin America
José Antonio Ocampo
5 Post-extractivism: From Discourse to Practice—Reflections for Action
Alberto Acosta

Part 2: Development Outcomes and External Influences

6 Socialism in the Twenty-First Century and Neo-liberalism: Diverse Ideological Options Do Not Always Generate Different Effects
Fernando Eguren
7 Implementing ‘ Vivir Bien ’: Results and Lessons from the Biocultura Programme, Bolivia
Frédérique Weyer
8 Poverty and Economic Inequalities in Peru during the Boom in Growth: 2004–14
Javier Herrera
9 Skirting or Courting Controversy? Chinese fdi in Latin American Extractive Industries
Adriana Erthal Abdenur
10 The Influence of Multilateral Development Institutions on Latin American Development Strategies
Guillermo Perry and Eduardo Garcia

Part 3: Social and Environmental Dynamics

11 Towards Regimes for Sustainable Mineral Resource Management—Constitutional Reform, Law and Judicial Decisions in Latin America
Ana Elizabeth Bastida and Luis Bustos
12 Territories in Dispute: Tensions between ‘Extractivism’, Ethnic Rights, Local Governments and the Environment in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
Darío Indalecio Restrepo Botero and Camilo Andrés Peña Galeano
13 The Rise of Citizen Security in Latin America and the Caribbean
Robert Muggah
14 The Evolving Role and Influence and Growing Strength of Social Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean
Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva and Gianandrea Nelli Feroci

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