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A theory of human need

Doyal , Len and Gough, Ian (1991) A theory of human need. Palgrave Macmillan , New York, USA. ISBN 9780333383254

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Rejecting fashionable subjectivist and cultural relativist approaches, this important book argues that human beings have universal and objective needs for health and autonomy and a right to their optimal satisfaction. The authors develop a system of social indicators to show what such optimization would mean in practice and assess the records of a wide range of developed and underdeveloped economies in meeting their citizens' needs

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Additional Information: © 1991 The Authors -- (Japanese translation - part only) Keiso Shobo publishing house in Tokyo, 2014. ISBN: 978-4-326-60270-4, Ren De Xuyao Lilun -- (Simplified Chinese translation) 2008. ISBN: 7-100-05317-X/C.153 -- (Chinese translation) 2001, translated by LI Bingqin. Commercial Press (Shangwu), PRC. ISBN: 957-8424-80-9 -- (Italian translation) Una Teoria dei Bisogni Umani (1999), translated by Lorenzo Maraviglia with an Introduction by Fedele Ruggeri. FrancoAngeli, Milano, Italy. ISBN: 9788846413123 -- (Spanish translation) Teoria de las Necesidades Humanas (1994), translated by J.Antonio Moyano and A.Colas. Icaria, Barcelona and Fuhem, Madrid, Spain. ISBN: 9788474262186
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Global Governance
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2011 13:29

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