"This is a collection of essays commissioned by the Re-imaging Development initiative of the Centre for Poverty Analysis. It has no single author, no single view point, no single style of writing, but is held together by the visions of women and men, young and not-so-young, who have dared to dream of a different development trajectory, of a different world. The essays in this volume cover a wide spectrum of subjects.
Some are reflections on the paths that our societies have taken. Paths that have taken us away from our natural environment and led us to believe in the superiority of the human species and our role in controlling and ‘taming’ nature. Paths that have severed us from our traditional spiritual roots that have created endless forms of alienation, inequality and social exclusion. These reflections call for actions to engage with the principles of deep ecology and to see life from the perspective of synergy and interconnectedness and to look for a new ‘core culture’ that is compatible with the sustainability of our planet."
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