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Title: Gandhian-'Vedic' Paradigm: Theorising Sustainable Development
Contributor(s): Saravanamuthu, K (author)
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: This chapter draws on Gandhi's interpretation of the 'Vedic' philosophy of living in harmony with Nature in proposing an alternative to the dominant paradigm of economic growth, which is based on the logic of control. The implications of Gandhi's principles of 'satyagraha' (that is assertive search for truth through dialogue) and 'swaraj' (freedom) are applied in formulating a discursive accountability framework that engages dialectically with the individual and structure through the psychology of fear-reflectivity. It advocates reform in the interest of sustainable development by transcending the logic of control's fragmentation of time and space. The Gandhian-'Vedic' paradigm enables radical reforms to consumption patterns and production methods by tailoring accountability to local circumstances, and reducing the dichotomisation of means from ends.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Methodological Issues in Accounting Research: Theories and Methods, p. 291-333
Publisher: Spiramus Press Ltd
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 1904905129
Field of Research (FOR): 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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