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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

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 1991 The Authors
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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