Justice and deliberation about the good life: The contribution of Latin American buen vivir social movements to the idea of justice

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

Since the 1990s, Latin America has witnessed indigenous mobilization which contest the public policies implemented by their governments. They contend that public policy is not about following a linear development model of material accumulation, but about buen vivir or Good Living, about providing the conditions for people to live in harmony with each other and Nature. Buen vivir social movements aim at replacing the dominant cosmovision of humans above nature by another cosmovision of humans as part of nature. The paper discusses these buen vivir social movements in the context of wellbeing discourses and Sen’s capability-based account of justice. It argues that buen vivir social movements testify that questions of justice cannot be separated from questions about the good life, and that the quality of relations people have with each other and with the environment, and the institutions which support these, is as important as capability outcomes for remedying unjust situations.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationBath
PublisherCentre for Development Studies
StatusPublished - Jun 2012

Publication series

NameBath Papers in International Development and Well-Being
Volume17
ISSN (Print)2040-3151

Fingerprint

Social Movements
deliberation
justice
public policy
development model
linear model
mobilization
Latin America
discourse

Cite this

Deneulin, S. (2012). Justice and deliberation about the good life: The contribution of Latin American buen vivir social movements to the idea of justice. (Bath Papers in International Development and Well-Being; Vol. 17). Bath: Centre for Development Studies.

Justice and deliberation about the good life: The contribution of Latin American buen vivir social movements to the idea of justice. / Deneulin, Severine.

Bath : Centre for Development Studies, 2012. (Bath Papers in International Development and Well-Being; Vol. 17).

Research output: Working paper

Deneulin, S 2012 'Justice and deliberation about the good life: The contribution of Latin American buen vivir social movements to the idea of justice' Bath Papers in International Development and Well-Being, vol. 17, Centre for Development Studies, Bath.
Deneulin S. Justice and deliberation about the good life: The contribution of Latin American buen vivir social movements to the idea of justice. Bath: Centre for Development Studies. 2012 Jun. (Bath Papers in International Development and Well-Being).
Deneulin, Severine. / Justice and deliberation about the good life: The contribution of Latin American buen vivir social movements to the idea of justice. Bath : Centre for Development Studies, 2012. (Bath Papers in International Development and Well-Being).
@techreport{ef5b185024c8449d98796d11fb8e8117,
title = "Justice and deliberation about the good life: The contribution of Latin American buen vivir social movements to the idea of justice",
abstract = "Since the 1990s, Latin America has witnessed indigenous mobilization which contest the public policies implemented by their governments. They contend that public policy is not about following a linear development model of material accumulation, but about buen vivir or Good Living, about providing the conditions for people to live in harmony with each other and Nature. Buen vivir social movements aim at replacing the dominant cosmovision of humans above nature by another cosmovision of humans as part of nature. The paper discusses these buen vivir social movements in the context of wellbeing discourses and Sen’s capability-based account of justice. It argues that buen vivir social movements testify that questions of justice cannot be separated from questions about the good life, and that the quality of relations people have with each other and with the environment, and the institutions which support these, is as important as capability outcomes for remedying unjust situations.",
author = "Severine Deneulin",
note = "ID number: Bath Papers in International Development and Well-being; 17",
year = "2012",
month = "6",
language = "English",
series = "Bath Papers in International Development and Well-Being",
publisher = "Centre for Development Studies",
type = "WorkingPaper",
institution = "Centre for Development Studies",

}

TY - UNPB

T1 - Justice and deliberation about the good life: The contribution of Latin American buen vivir social movements to the idea of justice

AU - Deneulin, Severine

N1 - ID number: Bath Papers in International Development and Well-being; 17

PY - 2012/6

Y1 - 2012/6

N2 - Since the 1990s, Latin America has witnessed indigenous mobilization which contest the public policies implemented by their governments. They contend that public policy is not about following a linear development model of material accumulation, but about buen vivir or Good Living, about providing the conditions for people to live in harmony with each other and Nature. Buen vivir social movements aim at replacing the dominant cosmovision of humans above nature by another cosmovision of humans as part of nature. The paper discusses these buen vivir social movements in the context of wellbeing discourses and Sen’s capability-based account of justice. It argues that buen vivir social movements testify that questions of justice cannot be separated from questions about the good life, and that the quality of relations people have with each other and with the environment, and the institutions which support these, is as important as capability outcomes for remedying unjust situations.

AB - Since the 1990s, Latin America has witnessed indigenous mobilization which contest the public policies implemented by their governments. They contend that public policy is not about following a linear development model of material accumulation, but about buen vivir or Good Living, about providing the conditions for people to live in harmony with each other and Nature. Buen vivir social movements aim at replacing the dominant cosmovision of humans above nature by another cosmovision of humans as part of nature. The paper discusses these buen vivir social movements in the context of wellbeing discourses and Sen’s capability-based account of justice. It argues that buen vivir social movements testify that questions of justice cannot be separated from questions about the good life, and that the quality of relations people have with each other and with the environment, and the institutions which support these, is as important as capability outcomes for remedying unjust situations.

UR - http://www.bath.ac.uk/cds/bpd/BPIDW17.pdf

M3 - Working paper

T3 - Bath Papers in International Development and Well-Being

BT - Justice and deliberation about the good life: The contribution of Latin American buen vivir social movements to the idea of justice

PB - Centre for Development Studies

CY - Bath

ER -