The Decent Society: Planning for Social Quality

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The search for the Decent Society a fit place in which to live has informed policy at both governmental and international level. This book analyses its nature and devises a consistent way of measuring the concept world-wide on the basis of a coherent theory of agency within social structure. Influenced by classical sociology and by the economist Amartya Sen, the book posits that societies need to create (a) economic security, (b) social cohesion, (c) social inclusion, and (d) the conditions for empowerment. The model is ...

The Decent Society: Planning for Social Quality 2016, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781138909335

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