An(Other) geographical critique of development and SDGs

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Geographers should engage with development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by utilizing not only the theoretical and methodological tools from our various subfields but also through advocacy, expanding the role of public intellectuals and holding institutions and people to account. If we want emancipatory politics and transformations in development, we need to challenge and improve what is done in the name of SDGs, keeping central the issues of social justice and ethical engagement. This is perhaps the most critical thing geographers can undertake going forward in order to dismantle the master’s current house.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-190
Number of pages5
JournalDialogues in Human Geography
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018


  • SDG
  • critical geography
  • development
  • politics
  • postcolonial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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