Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Towards an alternative development paradigm.

Abstract

A discussion is presented to articulate an alternative development paradigm in which the evolution of popular life is not to be distorted and abused by paternalistic 'development' endeavours with alien conceptions but may be stimulated and assisted to find its highest self-expression which only can make a society proud of itself. An illustration of this concept is presented from disaster relief work in Bangladesh. The role of the state is proposed as being one which facilitates and coordinates popular initiatives, but it is suggested that this theory should not proceed too far ahead of the practice.