THE UN AND DEVELOPMENT THINKING: FROM OPTIMISM TO AGNOSTICISM AND BACK AGAIN
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SUMMARY Development interventions, including those of the United Nations, have been shaped by shifting paradigms, notably Keynesianism and monetarism. The globalization process witnessed since the late 1980s led to a more modest ‘agnostic’ stance. Most recently, a new multidimensional paradigm that addresses economic, social, environmental and political concerns, is being discussed in the UN system: the notion of social exclusion. The article argues that this new paradigm could be used to generate a different type of development policy.
CitationKöhler, G. (1995) THE UN AND DEVELOPMENT THINKING: FROM OPTIMISM TO AGNOSTICISM AND BACK AGAIN. IDS Bulletin 26(4): 54-63
Is part of seriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 26 Nos. 4
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