Dynamics of Development and Communication


In response to the article, ‘The New International Information Order’ by Neville D. Jayaweera, this paper seeks to widen the analytic paradigm underlying Brandt, Bergesen and the theorists of the World Development Movement, in order to provide an overarching framework for holistic human development at a global level. The question is raised as to whether religious institutions may not actually be sustaining those very dynamics of human behaviour which generate the damaging patterns of splitting, oppression, exploitation and retaliation.