The Peoples' Institute for Re-thinking Education and Development

Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary

Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary contains over 100 essays on transformative initiatives and alternatives to the currently dominant processes 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 the University of North Carolina and is the 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.

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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 Kawsak 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