The Growing Sustainable Development Consensus

  • Jonathan Luckhurst


The core argument of this chapter is that there has been a growing sustainable development consensus since the GFC. This is important for the claims of the book, since this new development consensus was initially advocated by leading developing states, especially the Chinese and South Koreans. It builds on lessons learnt in several Asian countries, plus by World Bank staff and other development experts, following the 1997–98 Asian financial crisis. The contemporary sustainable development consensus comprises aspects of what could be called the ‘Asian model’, influenced by policymakers from China, India, Japan, and South Korea. The Bretton Woods institutions and G7 governments have lost influence on economic development principles, norms, and practices, relative to some of the aforementioned Asian and leading developing states, especially China.


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