Ethical and political dilemmas abound these days. Seems like we’re all in need of a New Internationalist perspective. Enter stage: Agony Uncle.
Wolfgang Sachs wrote a seminal series of essays for the New Internationalist in 1992 called ‘Development: a guide to the ruins’. The concept of development lives on – and takes on new shapes as it is reframed by the UN, reinterpreted by the Vatican or hijacked by authoritarian populists to serve their own nationalist agenda. But, he argues now, we need to move beyond its misguided assumptions into a new post-development era based on eco-solidarity.
In 1992 New Internationalist published Wolfgang Sachs’ seminal series of essays Development: A Guide to the Ruins. Two decades on, he looks at how globalization gave the concept of ‘development’ an unexpected new lease of life – and argues that the 21st century needs to outgrow the idea for the sake of both the poor and the planet.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|Agony Uncle: Does international ‘voluntourism’ do more harm than good?||Food justice: who gets to eat?||September, 2021|
|The age of development: an obituary||Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone||January, 2020|
|Temperature check||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Women against mining – and for the good life||Black Lives Matter||March, 2018|
|Then & Now||African village||January, 2017|
|Switched on||Technology justice||May, 2016|
|Male baldness v malaria?||Technology justice||May, 2016|
|Facts - Mind the technology gap||Technology justice||May, 2016|
|'Because the river told me'||Technology justice||May, 2016|
|Technology as if people mattered*||Technology justice||May, 2016|
|Calling time on the MDGs||Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution||September, 2015|
|35 years ago...||NGOs - Do they help?||December, 2014|
|VIDEO: the power of participation||Debt - a global scam||July, 2013|
|Fight debt: altogether now!||Debt - a global scam||July, 2013|
|The Facts||What has development done for me?||March, 2013|
|Millennium Development Goals||What has development done for me?||March, 2013|
|Liberating the world from development||What has development done for me?||March, 2013|
|A measure of progress||What has development done for me?||March, 2013|
|Should India still receive foreign aid?||Mental health||May, 2012|
|The flip side to Bill Gates' charity billions||Adapt or die||April, 2012|