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Ricardo Jiménez

Chilean sociologist and researcher (graduated from the University of Chile). Specializing in migration, interculturality and Latin American thought. Coordinator of the South American Integration Department. Coorganizer
of the Citizens’ Assembly of the Southern Cone.


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Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth

Proposals for a Fair and Democratic Architecture of Power
¤ Arnaud Blin, Cândido Grzybowski, Gustavo Marin, Jorge Romano, Ricardo Jiménez ¤ 24 December 2011
Building new governance is not only an institutional or theoretical question confined to the political or sociological spheres. All governance proposals and plans depend on the action and mobilization of a huge majority of people, actors, movements and populations. This is a critical issue. And ideas and proposals play a crucial role in such action and mobilization. This is why we need to remodel governance architecture by incorporating it into the perspective of biocivilization for the (...) read more

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Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
¤ Ricardo Jiménez ¤ 17 July 2011
Table of contents • Kachkaniraqmi: “We are here, we are still” • Overcoming extreme and facile views • Origins of originality • Essential principles • Materiality of life • Qhapac Ñan • Buen Vivir *The literal English translation is “good living,” but it is important to observe that buen vivir is itself an imperfect Spanish approximation of the indigenous Ecuadorean Kichwa term, sumak kawsay. Meanwhile, in Bolivia, a similar concept stemming from the Aymara Indian cosmovision and language—suma (...) read more

For this author, you will find on this Web site 2 article(s) in English, 5 article(s) in Spanish, 3 article(s) in French, 1 article(s) in chinese.


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