Sustainability and the faith in perpetual economic growth Author: Jan Breitling Introduction Sustainable development is the dominant approach to tackle environmental and social crises since the Brundtland report of the WCED (World Commission on Environment and Development) in 1987, where the term was officially coined. It assumes that economic growth
Brett Sheppard recently made a special study of Central American indigenous communities in the context of the Indigenous Community Integrated Ecosystems Management (GEF) Project of the World Bank, and notes the importance of both cultural as well as biodiversity.
Celebrating 44 Years of Cameroon’s Unification: Has it Succeeded? Author: Elie Smith Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 06/07/2007 Category: Special Report Cameroon is a West African state, as far as English-speaking Cameroonians are concern, but to their French-speaking counterparts, their country is located in the centre of
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Author: Rebecca Harned Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 02/15/2006 Category: Book Review Title: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Author:John Perkins Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (November 9, 2004) Pages: 264 Perkins, John. 2004. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man As much hath
Poverty: Leaving it to the Petty-Bourgeoisie Author: Simon Stander Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 10/27/2006 Category: Editorial Poverty: Leaving it to the Petty-Bourgeoisie In the same year as Orhan Pamuk, also a Muslim, to be awarded the Nobel for literature, Muhammad Yunus has been awarded the Nobel Peace
Few people remain unaffected by the recent economic crises, and small organizations dependent on foundations and fundraising efforts are in a particularly difficult position.
In this timely article, originally published by ON THE ISSUES magazine, Marion Banzhaf offers some welcome advice for women's organizations in particular.
Urging pragmatism toward advantageous relations and sustainable fair trade practices with new economic allies while targeting equitable domestic development strategies, this piece identifies key policy areas where Central America is set to benefit most from its strategic positioning in the Americas and within the wider global economy. In light
“For the rich to live on the backs of the poor,
the poor need to have backs that will not break.”
Break this statement down into context. In the context of globalization, socio-economics, and social politics, this statement can be rewritten as: “To continue exploiting a resource, that resource must be
If current crises like environmental degradation and social inequality can be said to be the result of our economic and social systems, the concept of a degrowth economy has been advanced as a possible solution. Degrowth is in direct contrast to economic systems such as capitalism or sustainable growth, and