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Buen Vivir-Sumak Kawsay. ¿A New Referential for Public Action in Ecuador?

by Margarita Manosalvas Vaca
(published in 2017-04-20 by Yetel Ricaño Noguera)

Related topics:

BUEN VIVIR, GOBIERNO-ECUADOR, INDÍGENAS, POLITICA PUBLICA, SUMAK KAWSAY

Related countries:

Ecuador

Document Type:

Artículo

Published and/or Presented at:

Manosalvas Vaca, Margarita. 2017. "Buen Vivir-Sumak Kawsay. ¿A New Referential for Public Action in Ecuador?". US-China Foreign Language 15 (3): 196-203.

While Buen Vivir (good living) and Sumak Kawsay give name to a broad set of demands and aspirations that emerged in the last years of the twentieth century against the so-called “neoliberal model”, however in its meaning structure, these terms are not entirely equivalents, there are disputes about its significance and its implications for public action. In this article, I analyze the meanings and contradictions that appear in trying to translate these terms into specific instruments of public policy.

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