Pluriverse

A Post-Development Dictionary

Edited by Ashish Kothari, Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria, and Alberto Acosta

Tulika Books

Pluriverse

Pub Date: July 2019

ISBN: 9788193732984

356 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $58.00£45.00

Pluriverse

A Post-Development Dictionary

Edited by Ashish Kothari, Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria, and Alberto Acosta

Tulika Books

This is a stimulating collection of over a hundred essays on transformative alternatives to the currently dominant processes of globalized development, including its structural roots in modernity, capitalism, state domination, and masculinist values. The book presents worldviews and practices from around the world in a collective search for an ecologically wise and socially just world. It also offers critical essays on a number of false solutions that those in power are proposing in an attempt to “greenwash” development. Contributors to the volume, more than 120 in number, include activists, academics, and practitioners with a wealth of experience in their fields.

About the Author

Ashish Kothari, a founder of the Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh, has coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, served on Greenpeace International and India Boards, helped initiate the global ICCA Consortium, and chaired an IUCN network on protected areas and communities.

Ariel Salleh is honorary associate professor of political economy at University of Sydney, Australia; senior fellow, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena; visiting professor, Nelson Mandela University.

Arturo Escobar teaches at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and at several Colombian universities. He has worked with Afro-Colombian social movements for more than two decades.

Federico Demaria works on ecological economics and political ecology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, and at Research&Degrowth.

Alberto Acosta is former marketing manager of CEPE, Ecuadorian State Petrol Corporation, officer to OLADE (the Latin American Energy Organisation), international consultant, former Minister of Energy and Mining, former President of the Constituent Assembly of Montecristi, and university professor.