Towards New Rhythms of Development
The development landscape has never been static but we are now witnessing profound shifts in global relations, inequalities, and forms of exclusion. Submit you panel by 4 September 2022
Deadline for submissions: 4 September 2022
The development landscape has never been static but in these times of uncertainty and insecurity, we are witnessing ever more profound shifts in global relations, inequalities, and forms of exclusion.
Dominant trajectories and paths of ‘development’ have led the world to the brink of collapse. Around the world pandemics have deepened unequal access to health care and vaccines and have had negative socio-economic impacts structured along national, racial, gendered and class lines.
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Many forms of life on earth are close to extinction and global warming has led to severe and devastating wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and other disasters. We are also experiencing a crisis of political representation, with public support for leaders and politicians waning. Due to fake news and cyber propaganda, we are witnessing a crisis of trust, which is triggering populist and nationalist narratives that undermine solidarity, collective action, and resistance.
This is combined with rising economic inequalities and occurrences of civil wars, local conflict and forced displacements. These global patterns are intimately interconnected: the growing climate emergency, the global pandemic, the protests against systemic and structural injustices and the rise in global inequalities. A fundamental rethinking of development has never been more urgent, timely and salient.
The Lisbon conference aims to illuminate the various causes and manifestations of these current unprecedented challenges and to explore and map ‘new rhythms of development’.