No Small Hope "Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods"

por Reinert, Kenneth A.
No Small Hope "Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods"
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ISBN: 978-0-19-049944-0
Editorial: Oxford University Press
Fecha de la edición: 2018
idioma: Ingles
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Nº Pág.: 296

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Reseña: With headlines focused on human suffering-civil wars, refugee flows, the spread of disease due to hunger and poor sanitation, population growth, climate change-it is easy to dive into despair. What is needed, instead, is a radical rethinking of global policy to realize the potential for improving the human condition. This book help provides hope by examining the basic needs for a fundamental shift in thinking about development and human security for both practical and ethical reasons. Kenneth A. Reinert calls for a basic goods approach that focuses on the provision of nutritious food, clean water, sanitation, health services, education services, housing, electricity, and human security services. This approach bridges two perspectives: that of standard growth, which emphasizes increasing GDP per capita, and that of capabilities/human development, which puts priority on the realization of human potential. Reinert argues that only when growth leads to an increase in the broad-based provision of basic goods and services will the hoped-for expansion of human capabilities and development be achieved. In short, basic goods and services are a critical link between growth and human development. No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods places the basic goods approach on the firm foundation of objective human needs and subsistence rights. It offers a practical agenda for making real progress towards human development by focusing on the real determinants of human well-being in an ethical system of moral minimalism. In a world of climate change, increased risk of natural disasters and increased refugee flows, the basic goods approach promises to help alleviate ongoing suffering and address vast deprivations in basic needs fulfillment.
indice: Preface Chapter 1: What Matters Part I: Perspectives Chapter 2: Growth and Capabilities Chapter 3: Basic Goods Part II: Challenges Chapter 4: Food Chapter 5: Water Chapter 6: Sanitation Chapter 7: Health Services Chapter 8: Education Services Chapter 9: Housing Chapter 10: Electricity Chapter 11: Human Security Part III: No Small Hope Chapter 12: No Small Hope Appendix: Some Economics of Basic Goods

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