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Developing Sustainability: A New Metaphor for Progress

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new model for development, one that transcends the North–South dichotomy and goes beyond a narrow conception of development as an economic process. This model requires a paradigm shift toward a new metaphor that develops sustainability, rather than sustains development. We conclude by defending a ‘report card on development’ as a means for evaluating how countries perform within this new paradigm.

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Bensimon, C.M., Benatar, S.R. Developing Sustainability: A New Metaphor for Progress. Theor Med Bioeth 27, 59–79 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11017-005-5754-1

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Keywords

  • development
  • free trade
  • growth
  • health
  • report card
  • sustainability
  • security
  • underdevelopment