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Accelerated Development: Who Benefits?

Denika Blacklock Karim


The modern human development paradigm, with its focus on growth and modern lifestyles, has been introduced as a standard against which the development level of a local community is measured in stages. This paradigm has produced a sense of urgency, whereby development needs to be accelerated as though the speeding up of the development process will decrease inequality gaps faster and produce a sense of social harmony, alleviating conflict and allowing us to categorize social injustice as a characteristic of a ‘bygone’ era rather than the present one.