Beyond The Capitalism Paradigm? An Exploration of the Diverse Economy of Auroville

Bermúdez González, Marco Antonio (2012) Beyond The Capitalism Paradigm? An Exploration of the Diverse Economy of Auroville. Masters thesis, International Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands.

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Post-development school states that socio-economic practices at the local level that do not follow a capitalist logic might be the source of a post-capitalist socio-economic formation. By the economic principles that it follows, it is presumed that Auroville might be an archetype of a post-capitalist economy. In this paper, following the diverse economy approach, it is determined to what extent profit maximization, as the driving principle of capitalism, is partly or fully replaced by other motivations in this particular case.

Relevance to Development Studies:

Following a post-development approach to local development, which aims to identify alternative economic activities that are ignored by the hegemonic dis-course, in order to make them more credible and viable as objects of policy and activism and recognizing them as potential source of a post-capitalist socio-economic foundation, the contribution of this study is to make visible the socio-economic experience of a community that have been experimenting for decades with different economic practices that, to some extent, go beyond the capitalist paradigm.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Economy > Economy (General)
Depositing User: Admin User
Date Deposited: 17 May 2021 15:54
Last Modified: 17 May 2021 15:54

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