An Alternative View of Integrated Sustainable Development Through a Time-Spatial Lens
2012 (English)In: OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, ISSN 1923-6654, EISSN 1923-6662, Vol. 3, no 12, 87-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The conventional monetary market oriented economic view of development is the dominant approach of development, despite its shortcomings and inability to include social and environmental aspects into long term processes of change. Essential values are often concealed or even excluded in conventional monetary analyses, which are fundamental for integrated sustainable livelihoods.Using a time-spatial perspective, building on Hägerstrand’s time-geography, this article aims to elaborate upon an alternative conceptual development approach. The time-spatial model open for an alternative constructive approach to analyze and physically anchoring socio-economic and ecological processes extended over time. Such a view thereby contrasts and reaches beyond the conventional monetary market growth strategy.Combining the conceptual discussion with empirical illustrations from rural livelihoods in Sweden, the article highlight new alternative political-economic analytical tools and strategies to achieve sustainable sound integrated socio-, economic-, and ecological development processes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ontario International Development Agency , 2012. Vol. 3, no 12, 87-96 p.
criticism, development, theory, time-geography
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77124OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-77124DiVA: diva2:525026