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Interpreting the Sustainable Development Goals through the Perspectives of Utopia and Governance (2021)


Eskelinen, T. (2021). Interpreting the Sustainable Development Goals through the Perspectives of Utopia and Governance. Forum for Development Studies, 48(2), 179-197. https://doi.org/10.1080/08039410.2020.1867889


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Eskelinen, Teppo

Lehti tai sarja: Forum for Development Studies

ISSN: 0803-9410

eISSN: 1891-1765

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Volyymi: 48

Lehden numero: 2

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 179-197

Kustantaja: Routledge

Julkaisumaa: Britannia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08039410.2020.1867889

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/74036


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The article analyses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the perspective of their self-understanding of political sense expressed in key SDG documents, including both UN documents and reports produced by individual countries. Utopia and governance are presented as ideal-typical approaches and analytical tools for qualitative content analysis. This approach is argued to be particularly illuminating in the case of politics of international development, as international development is simultaneously highly utopian and deeply embedded in rationalities of governance. As this analytical framework is applied to the SDGs, it is shown that their utopian pronouncements are related to the idea of humanity as a single subject, as well as inclusive prosperity. On the other hand, the SDGs are curtailed by adherence to the ideas of contemporary governance, the international order and given ideas of development economics. The findings and the methodology are then further discussed in the broader context of international development.


YSO-asiasanat: kestävä kehitys; tavoiteohjelmat; utopiat; kansainväliset järjestöt; kehityspolitiikka; kehitystutkimus

Vapaat asiasanat: sustainable development goals; utopia; governance; United Nations; international development; document analysis


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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2021

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