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A Theory of Human Need
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 theirExpand
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Social Assistance in Oecd Countries
This article presents selected results from the first comparative study of social assistance across all 24 countries of the OECD. The scope of social assistance, discussed in the first section, isExpand
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A comparative welfare regime approach to global social policy
Summary Beginning from the framework of welfare state regimes in rich capitalist countries, this article radically redefines it and applies the new model to regions and countries which experienceExpand
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Public Spending in the 20th Century: A Global Perspective
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A theory of human needs
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Wellbeing in developing countries : from theory to research
Introduction: 1. Theorising wellbeing in international development Ian Gough, J. Allister McGregor and Laura Camfield Part I. Human Needs and Human Wellbeing: 2. Conceptualising human needs andExpand
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Insecurity and Welfare Regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America: Latin America : towards a liberal-informal welfare regime
Introduction Esping-Andersen (1990; 1999) has developed a typology of welfare regimes for developed countries. His analysis focuses on the production of welfare, understood as the articulation ofExpand
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Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate Change, Capitalism and Sustainable Wellbeing
"This exceptional book considers how far catastrophic global warming can be averted in an economic system that is greedy for growth, without worsening deprivation and inequality. The satisfaction ofExpand
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Theorising wellbeing in international development
Development and wellbeing At first sight it appears incongruous to discuss wellbeing in relation to developing countries. Most often, and properly, our attention and concern is for the many peopleExpand
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