The well-established preponderance of the economic approach to development corresponds to the dominance of an economistic "philosophie vécue" - a view of life in general and of development in particular. The prospect of this typically modern-Western thought complex is dim. Doubts are voiced on all sides, but at present it is solidly entrenched in liberalism as much as in Marxism, in countless institutions and in many routines of thinking and acting. Ours is an interesting period.

Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISS Occasional Papers
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)