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A Theory of Human Need

  • Authors
  • Len Doyal
  • Ian Gough
Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Len Doyal, Ian Gough
      Pages 1-5
  3. Relativism and the Problem of Human Need

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Len Doyal, Ian Gough
      Pages 9-21
    3. Len Doyal, Ian Gough
      Pages 22-34
    4. Len Doyal, Ian Gough
      Pages 35-45
  4. A Theory of Human Need

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Len Doyal, Ian Gough
      Pages 91-115
    3. Len Doyal, Ian Gough
      Pages 116-147
  5. Human Needs in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Len Doyal, Ian Gough
      Pages 151-170
    3. Len Doyal, Ian Gough
      Pages 171-190
    4. Len Doyal, Ian Gough
      Pages 191-221
    5. Len Doyal, Ian Gough
      Pages 222-246
  6. The Politics of Human Need

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Len Doyal, Ian Gough
      Pages 277-296
    3. Len Doyal, Ian Gough
      Pages 297-312
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 313-365

About this book

Introduction

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

Keywords

autonomy economy grammar health media political economy politics strategy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-21500-3
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-38325-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-21500-3
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