Thursday, 2 December 1999

From "Imagining a Post-Development Era? Critical Thought, Development and Social"

By Arturo Escobar (Social Text, No. 31/32, Third World and Post-Colonial Issues (1992) p. 48)

The discourse of the fulfillment of the democratic imaginary (including "needs," economic and social justice, human rights, class, gender and ethnic equality, etc.) [...] originates in the egalitarian discourses of the West, although it does not necessarily have to follow the West's experience.

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