, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 15–21

Development as Buen Vivir: Institutional arrangements and (de)colonial entanglements

  • Catherine Walsh

DOI: 10.1057/dev.2009.93

Cite this article as:
Walsh, C. Development (2010) 53: 15. doi:10.1057/dev.2009.93


Catherine Walsh looks at how we can understand the emergence in the Andes Region and Ecuador of buen vivir, living well or collective well being, as the guiding principle for a new regimen of development. She asks if this really is a shift to new social and sustainable forms of development and what the experiment in the Andes suggests for today's rethinking of development institutions.


human development freedom colonial power modernity capitalism paradogma 

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