The Buen Vivir as a counter-hegemonic movement under Robert Cox’s hegemonic theory

Development has long been considered as a lineal path to be followed in order to attain progress; the foundations from which it emanates are well embedded in western standards. For the last decade the conception of development has entered a phase of deconstruction after several criticisms, thus allo...

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Main Author: Hessinger Pacheco, Alexander Ryan
Other Authors: Trownsell, Tamara (dir)
Format: Tesis de Pregrado
Published: Quito, 2015. 2015
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Online Access:http://repositorio.usfq.edu.ec/handle/23000/4265
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Summary:Development has long been considered as a lineal path to be followed in order to attain progress; the foundations from which it emanates are well embedded in western standards. For the last decade the conception of development has entered a phase of deconstruction after several criticisms, thus allowing new emergent discourses to gain space in different ways to attain welfare and growth. The “buen vivir” appears as an alternative in Ecuador, which it denies development as an irrevocable action that states pursue and portrays the importance of social and ecological imperatives, but the question is can it really replace mainstream development theories. This work will contextualize the "buen vivir" as a counter-hegemonic movement under Robert Cox's hegemonic theory and use the Ecuadorian case to analyze its possibilities to work locally and further on have a place in the international arena.