Query: subjects: "Culture, Society and Religion"
|Title||Development cooperation, humanism, crisis : where to from here?|
|Series title||Future calling - think piece|
|Organisation||Hivos – Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation|
|Subject||Culture, Society and Religion|
|Keywords||civil society, development policy, political conditions, social development|
|Abstract||Dutch essayist Bas Heijne has written a new Think Piece for the Future Calling programme, in which he argues that the domains of development aid, arts, culture and the environment, together with the great twentieth century emancipation movements, make up the pillars of what he calls 'postwar humanism'. This type of humanism, characterized by its keywords 'sympathy' and 'empathy', is subject to poignant attacks from the tax payer: "Why should we pay for others, while we themselves are increasingly abused and neglected?" It is emotions like this, that lead Heijne to argue that in fact we witness a social strife, in which the administrative elite finds itself under fire.|
|Rights||© 2012 Hivos|