Alleviating World Suffering

The Challenge of Negative Quality of Life

  • Ronald E. Anderson

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Humanitarian and Social Perspectives on Suffering Alleviation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronald E. Anderson
      Pages 3-34
    3. Daniel Rothbart, Poul Poder
      Pages 35-48
    4. Lilie Chouliaraki
      Pages 49-60
  3. Quality of Life (QOL), Caring and Suffering Alleviation

  4. Improving Global Development, Healthcare and Poverty Reduction

  5. Violent Societal Conflict, Human Rights and Justice

  6. Preventing Future Suffering

About this book


This is the first volume on the subject of the alleviation of world suffering. At the same time it is also the first book framing the fields of global socio-economic development, world health, human rights, peace studies, sustainability, and poverty within the challenge of alleviating suffering and improving quality of life. Both international studies and global development have become specialized and fragmented, whereas this work assembles all of these development fragments together in order to determine whether common ground exists to make headway in reducing global suffering. Leading experts in these various fields of development and suffering have been recruited worldwide to give scholarly assessments of the major human problems and how they can be successfully tackled.


Improving global development Improving health and healthcare institutions Institutionalizing human rights, human dignity, and justice Quality of Life research challenges The human and humanitarian challenge of suffering Transforming violent conflict

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald E. Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Sociology, Department of SociologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51390-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51391-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6570
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0099
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