Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary

Editors

ASHISH KOTHARI, ARIEL SALLEH, ARTURO ESCOBAR,                                           FEDERICO DEMARIA, ALBERTO ACOSTA

Tulika Books, New Delhi in association with AuthorsUpFront

Paperback - ISBN: 978-81-937329-8-4

Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary contains over 100 essays on transformative initiatives and alternatives to the currently dominant process of globalized development, including its structural roots in modernity, capitalism, state domination, and masculinist values. It offers critical essays on mainstream solutions that 'greenwash' development, and presents radically different worldviews and practices from around the world that point to an ecologically wise and socially just world.

Ashish Kothari is with Kalpavriksh and Vikalp Sangam in India, and co-editor of Alternative Futures: India Unshackled.

Ariel Salleh is an Australian scholar-activist, author of Ecofeminism as Politics and editor of Eco-Sufficiency and Global Justice.

Arturo Escobar teaches at University of North Carolina, and is author of Encountering Development.

Federico Demaria is with Autonomous University of Barcelona, and co-editor of Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era.

Alberto Acosta is an Ecuadorian economist and activist, and former President of the Constituent Assembly of Ecuador.

 

"Pluriverse will nurture the mutual recognition, dialogues, and convergences without which 'another world' is hardly possible." – Edgardo Lander, Venezuelan Central University Caracas

"The anthology brings together scholars with a deep grasp of philosophy, sociology, activism and policy. A wild generosity of ideas..." – Shiv Visvanathan, Jindal Global University, India

CONTENTS

Foreword

Editors' Preface

Editors' Introduction

Development and its Crises:

Global Experiences

Africa

Asia

Europe

North America

Oceania

South America

 

Universalizing the Earth

BRICS

Circular Economy

Climate-Smart Agriculture

Development Aid

Digital Tools

Earth System Governance

Ecomodernism

Ecosystem Services Trading

Efficiency

Geo-Engineering

Green Economy

Lifeboat Ethics

Neo-Extractivism

Reproductive Engineering

Smart Cities

Sustainable Development

Transhumanism

Transformative Initiatives

Agaciro

Agdals

Agroecology

Alter-Globalisation Movement

Alternative Currencies

Arbitration for Sovereign Debt

Autonomy

Biocivilization

Body Politics

Transformative Initiatives

Buddhism and Wisdom-based Compassion

Buen Vivir

Chinese Religions

Christian Eco-Theology

Civilizational Transitions

Commons

Community Economies

Comunalidad

Convivialism

Conviviality

Cooperative Ecosystems

Country

Deep Ecology

Degrowth

Democratic Economy in Kurdistan

Direct Democracy

Earth Spirituality

Eco-Anarchism

Ecofeminism

Ecology of Culture

Eco-Positive Design

Eco-Socialism

Ecovillages

Energy Sovereignty

Environmental Justice

Food Sovereignty

Free Software

Gift Economy

Gross National Happiness

Hinduism and Social Transformation

Human Rights

Hurai

Ibadism and Community

ICCAs

Islamic Ethics

Jain Ecology

Judaic Tikkun Olam

Kametsa Asaike

Kawasak Sacha

Kyosei

Transformative Initiatives

Latin American and Caribbean Feminisms

Liberation Theology

Life Projects

Mediterraneanism

Minobimaatisiiwin

Nature Rights

Nayakrishi Andolan

Negentropic Production

New Matriarchies

New Water Paradigm

Open Localization

Pacific Feminisms

Pacifism

Peacewomen

Pedagogy

Permaculture

Popular Solidary Economy

Post-Economia

Prakritik Swaraj

Queer Love

Radical Ecological Democracy

Revolution

Rural Reconstruction

Sea Ontologies

Sentipensar

Slow Movement

Social Ecology

Social Solidarity Economy

Tao Worldview

Transition Movement

Tribunal on Rights of Nature

Ubuntu

Undeveloping the North

Wages for Housework

Worker-Led Production

Zapatista Autonomy


Postscript:

A Global Tapestry of Alternatives