I would really need help with the following sentence.
The significance of culture and identity in development has to do not so much with the cultural factor in the process of development as with abandoning Eurocentric development thinking, i.e. development as catching up and imitation, and instead conceiving and conceptualizing development as an inclusive, liberating process, in which different worldviews are accommodated and constitute a dialogical process.
The and instead part confuses me. Instead of what? I cannot understand what it relates to. I read that instead can be used without of but still means of that. It does not make any sense in this case.