David Barkin is a professor at the Metropolitan University in Mexico City, where he has taught since 1975, and an emeritus member of the National Research Council and the Academy of Sciences in Mexico. He has taught in many countries, including the US, France, Spain, Cuba, and Chile, and has published 22 books and more than 200 referred articles in scientific journals. His research focuses on ecological economics, alternative paradigms for society, and the problems of indigenous societies, with whom he collaborates in creating designs for alternative futures. His work is oriented to having an impact on the daily lives of marginal peoples in Latin America and in changing the dominant paradigms in the academy.
Contribution to Roundtable on Vivir Bien
Indigenous communities are constantly forced to accommodate the demands of global capitalism, but they are fighting back.