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

Author: Richard B Norgaard
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a criticism of the modernist philosophies that have led us to the brink of environmental and cultural collapse, and outlines a potent, co-evolutionary alternative.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Norgaard, Richard B., 1943-
Development betrayed.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1994
(OCoLC)623501891
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Norgaard
ISBN: 0415068614 9780415068611 0415068622 9780415068628
OCLC Number: 28184151
Description: xiii, 280 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Betrayal of Progress --
2. The Challenge of Sustainability --
3. Change as a Coevolutionary Process --
4. A Coevolutionary Environmental History --
5. The Illusions of Progress --
6. The Philosophical Roots of the Betrayal --
7. Two Maladaptive Determinisms --
8. The Coevolutionary Process Elaborated --
9. A Coevolutionary Cosmology --
10. Coevolutionary Lessons from the Amazon --
11. The Tyranny of Liberal Individualism --
12. Democratizing Knowledge --
13. Coevolving Discursive Communities --
14. A Coevolving Cultural Patchwork Quilt --
15. Progress Revisioned.
Responsibility: Richard B. Norgaard.

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