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This book contains the papers that were presented at the International Conference on 'Endogenous Development and Bio-Cultural Diversity - The interplay of worldviews, globalization, and locality', held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 3-5 October, 2006.  The papers present the work of internationally recognised activists, experts, researchers, and policy makers in the emerging field of endogenous development and bio-cultural diversity. 

Endogenous development is here understood as the sum of views, values, and practices which marginalised, silenced, or oppressed societal actors create from within, in response to the initiatives of development coming from outside or being implemented top-down.