Few researchers are "default" to show versions of neo-Marxist dependency. Some call into question a new metaphysics that lies behind privatization. Others were buried alive is grim state. One thing is clear: the rules of the game are changing. Both the north and south: contemplation has given way to more practical concerns. Politics and the economy, the state and markets open up civil society, voluntary associations and agile communication networks. Amazon activists for microcomputers communicate with Washington lobbyists working for the environment. The scope and prominence of the informal economy, the disappearance of traditional labor markets, environmental problems, the links between development and migration, and poorly studied but pervasive gender are examples of new concerns in the field of research. Former research topics have taken a new turn and a new sense of urgency. The crisis of youth in Latin America is not one demographic fact: it's million street children, safety is no longer an issue of domino effect, but of survival in a context of destruction of the structures of society and systematic violence growing, the debt is no longer an insuperable barrier and to assist the growth of emerging economies through the development of new economic giants in the financial and economic world.
In this new stage of development agnosticism, universities, NGOs, political parties and other agencies with research capacity may play an increasingly important role, beginning with a circle of researchers propose doozies, a synthesis of both criteria professionals, technicians and scientific rigor and policy relevance.
However, the optimal synthesis should not end on the relevance of public policy, since structural development in much of the action goes far beyond the sphere of internal politics and in the field of programs and projects, where there is the struggle for survival.
We cut the gap so large and deplored between thinkers and people of action, between experts and academic economists on the one hand, and administrators, officials and politicians on the other.