Culture and development

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Culture and Development – Cases from Latin America

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Culture and Development Cases from Latin America

GTZ Goethe-Institut

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This publication is theresult of a joined project between the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH and the Goethe-Institut e.V. on the issue “Culture and Development” Publisher Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH Postfach 5180 D-65726 Eschborn http://www.gtz.de Stabsstelle Unternehmensentwicklung/ Ulrike Ebeling Goethe-Institut e.V. Dachauer Straße 122 Postfach190419 D-80604 München http://www.goethe.de Bereich Kultur und Gesellschaft/ Robert-Enzio Wetzel Contact in GTZ Ulrike Ebeling Policy Advisor, Policy and Strategy Unit Department for Strategic Corporate Development E-mail: Ulrike.Ebeling@gtz.de Contact in Goethe-Institut Robert-Enzio Wetzel Division Culture and Society E-mail: Wetzel@goethe.de Editing Ulrike Ebeling, Beate Wörner Layout Oliver Schmitt,Mainz Production Druckreif GmbH & Co. KG, Frankfurt/Main July 2007

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Contents
Preface Ricardo Gómez Culture and development – the Latin American perspective Luciano Tomassini Culture and development in Latin America Alicia Szmukler Political culture, development and democracy: an exploratory analysis of inequality in the Andeanregion José Cuesta From economicist to culturalist development theories: how strong is the relation between cultural aspects and economic development? Jörg Freiberg-Strauß Legal pluralism – a challenge to integrating the intercultural perspective into the rule of law and justice system reform Jorge Miranda Luizaga / Viviane Del Carpio Natcheff The socio-cultural, socio-political and socio-economicmodel of Andean indigenous groups The authors 7 9

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Preface

For 30 years GTZ has implemented bilateral international cooperation projects and programmes in the partner countries of German development cooperation around the world. Whenplanning and implementing complex development projects, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH must always take into account the various cultural contexts in which it operates. Considering cultural factors in the partner countries and adapting GTZ consulting services to suit the local cultural circumstances is crucial for the long-term success of development projects. Therelationship between a country’s culture and its development has been an area of interest for development researchers and practitioners for many years. In terms of technical cooperation, the most significant question is how value-based cooperation with partners abroad can be reconciled with the necessity to align DC activities with local cultures. With well above one hundred Institutes around theworld, Goethe-Institut works together with civil society actors and cultural networks in the field of cultural cooperation. The Goethe-Institut philosophy is reflected in the large number of events that are planned and organised in close collaboration with local partners. An important basis for this fruitful cooperation is the ability to respect each other’s cultures without losing sight of one’s ownvalues. In the age of globalisation, unrelenting technological progress and boundless mobility of capital, developing and emerging countries are facing major challenges. Much controversy surrounds the question of whether economic and political modernisation and liberalisation are helping democracy and a Westernstyle market economy to become prevalent in all parts of the world, or rather whether...
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