Theoretical Framework

  • Tobias AberleEmail author
Part of the Perspektiven der Humangeographie book series (PERHUMAN)


These quotations outline the scope of the present chapter. Whereas Prahalad (2014, 25), a renowned American-Indian economist, recognizes the economic potential of the masses of the poor with this opening statement from his global bestseller, The Base of the Pyramid, the main interest of the present work lies more with the issue of bringing poor people to a place of being resilient and creative entrepreneurs. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi pins the hope of the nation on its youth, speaking not of one billion heads, but two billion arms, in order to emphasize their practical abilities.


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  1. 1.HeidelbergGermany

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