Column 8: Tony Quizon, "NGOs and
the UN Conference on Environment and Development"
Column 9: David C. Korten, "Leadership
for Transformation: Lessons from the Gulf War"
Column 10: Ron Leger, "Development
Cooperation: Some Basic Issues"
Column 11: David C. Korten, "The
Sustainable Project: A Contradiction"
Column 12: David C. Korten, "The UN
Conference on Environment and Development: Unasked Questions"
Column 13: Gustavo Esteva, "Eliminating
Underdevelopment at Its Source"
Column 14: Robin Broad, John Cavanagh, and
Walden Bello, "Latin America: Free Trade is Not the Answer"
Column 15: Luis Lopezllera Méndez,
"East and South: Convergent Interests"
Column 16: James Robertson, "The Other
Economic Summit: A People’s Agenda." Call for a citizen initiative to
create a truly new world order and to make the institutions of global economic
management more representative and accountable.
Column 17: James Robertson, "The New
Economics Movement." Examines the elements of the new economics movement
and its contributions to transformational change.
Column 18: Paul Ekins, "Green Growth: A
False Solution." Demonstrates why a faith that technological advances will
remove the ecological barriers to sustained growth, and thereby allow unlimited
green growth, is nothing more than wishful thinking. Outlines some of the
fundamental reforms that advocates of green growth prefer not to consider.
Column 19: Florencio "Butch" Abad,
"NGOs and the Electoral Process: Philippine Perspectives." A growing
number of Philippine NGOs are coming to the conclusion that advancing their
agenda depends on becoming involved in electoral politics. Increasingly NGOs
throughout the world are facing the same issue and the many dilemmas it
presents. Butch Abad, who bridges the Philippine NGO and political communities,
examines the Philippine experience and the issues it brings into perspective.
Column 20: Donella Meadows, "Beware the
Sloshing of Loose Capital." Presents the downside of massive capital flows
without community roots, drawing parallels between actual experiences in the
United States and Thailand.
Column 21: Smitu Kothari, "Ecological
Stability, Social Justice and Foreign Assistance." Documents the social and
environmental consequences of large foreign assisted development projects in
India and the emergence of a grassroots environmental movement as a counter
Column 22: Sixto Roxas,
"Community-Centered Capitalism: An NGO Alternative." Describes how
NGOs in the Philippines are creating new frameworks of economic analysis and
measurement for a community-centered alternative to transnational
Column 23: David Korten, "The Hope and
Challenge of People’s Forum 1991." Examines the passing of leadership in
the global peoples movement for transformational change from conventional NGOs
to the grassroots.
Column 24: Janet Hunt, "Economic
Orthodoxy and the Poor: The Case of Australian Aid." Examines why
Australian trade and development assistance policies fail to benefit Third World
Column 25: Janet Hunt, "Environment and
Industrial Development: Asian Experience." Argues that historical models of
industrialization have depended on the ability of industrializing countries to
extract cheap resources from weaker countries at the expense of their people and
environment. The Asian success stories are now replicating this experience.
David C. Korten, "Sustainable Development: Reflections on Japan’s
Role." Penetrates the myths regarding growth, trade, and foreign assistance
that render conventional development thought and practice inimical to
sustainable development. Using Japan as an example, the paper demonstrates that
while some of what donor’s practice at home is consistent with sustainable
development, this is rarely what they advocate for assisted countries.
Sixto K. Roxas, " The Ideological Roots of
Crisis in an Archipelagic Country." Identifies the ideological roots of
our current social and environmental crisis, maintaining that contemporary
development practice is derived from the experience of the United States, which
colonized its Western frontier by pushing aside its indigenous Indian
populations to make way for the settlements of immigrant Europeans. This is
inherently an enclave model inappropriate to countries in which indigenous
people are the primary and the supposed beneficiaries of the development