The idea of the project is to bring together two mostly unconnected approaches from the sociology of development. Using different themes as examples, I combine an approach informed by the sociology of knowledge with a problem-oriented perspective on development. I expect that both perspectives benefit from incorporating insights of the other. Several themes relate to the cluster „Pathways of Global Cooperation“. For example, I discuss scenarios as techniques for projecting future pathways of cooperation, and I argue that a process-oriented view on poverty and wealth offers fresh perspectives on development cooperation.
Keywords sociology of development; quantification; sociology of knowledge; poverty; wealth; inequality; universalism; development cooperation