by Margarita Manosalvas Vaca
(published in 2017-04-20 by Yetel Ricaño Noguera)
BUEN VIVIR, GOBIERNO-ECUADOR, INDÍGENAS, POLITICA PUBLICA, SUMAK KAWSAY
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.