An Introduction to Integral International Development

An Introduction to Integral International Development
By Gail Hochachka
Integral Theory is introduced as a multiperspectival approach to international development. The author explains the way each quadrant relates to international development and offers some methodologies to work with phenomena and dynamics arising in each quadrant. At the end of the article, an example of an all-quadrant development intervention in Peru is described.
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Published: 01-01-2007
Length: 18 Pages
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In this article I introduce Integral Theory, a multiperspectival approach, to international development and explore its capacity to foster conditions for systemic, collective, and personal change. My analysis focuses on the perspectives of “I,” “We,” and “It/Its,” which illuminate interior and exterior aspects of individuals and groups; in Integral Theory, these are known as quadrants. Here, I describe the way each quadrant relates to international development and offer some methodologies to work with phenomena and dynamics arising in each quadrant. At the end, I give an example of an all-quadrant development intervention in Peru.