DEBATE ON BUEN VIVIR: SUMAK KAWSAY IN ECUADOR: IDEOLOGY,KNOWLEDGE, AND THE COMMON. Pablo Alonso González and Alfredo Macías Vázquez

Un interesante articulo para ver que hay de retorico y de realidad en el concepto del buen vivir, que aparentemente  esta siendo cooptado por el gobierno ecuatoriano, tal vez de un modo paralelo como el tema de la “incluson social” esta ahora al servicio de las mineras, en un medio donde el sentido comun social esta profundamente alienado.
DEBATE ON BUEN VIVIR SUMAK KAWSAY  IN ECUADOR: IDEOLOGY,KNOWLEDGE, AND THE COMMON
Pablo Alonso González and Alfredo Macías Vázquez
Buen Vivir, a political paradigm at work in Bolivia and Ecuador that underpins the state and social regeneration after a prolonged and devastating period of neoliberalism,has become a hotly contested subject within academia and politics. Although it has been categorized as decolonial, post-neoliberal, and post-developmentalist, recent devel-opments suggest that the Ecuadorian government is turning toward a highly extractivist and modernist model based on bureaucratic and technocratic logics. This article focuses on the debate spurred around Buen Vivir, arguing that it has been employed as a cultural representation by many academics, politicians, and social agents, thus fore-closing the possibility of engaging in more grounded and pragmatic discussions and hindering the articulation of alternative political configurations. Accordingly, it seeks toshift the debate from epistemological questions about the conditions of knowledge to thinking the nature of the world ontologically from the perspective of Buen Vivir.Keywords:
 Buen Vivir; Sumak Kawsay; Ecuador; common; ideology; knowledge

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