A Manifesto for Social Progress

Ideas for a Better Society

by Marc Fleurbaey, Olivier Bouin, Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic, Ravi Kanbur, Helga Nowotny, Elisa Reis, Amartya Sen

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  • 9781108424783
  • 9781108618175
  • 9781108563970
At this time when many have lost hope amidst conflicts, terrorism, environmental destruction, economic inequality and the breakdown of democracy, this beautifully written book outlines how to rethink and reform our key institutions - markets, corporations, welfare policies, democratic processes and transnational governance - to create better societies based on core principles of human dignity, sustainability, and justice. This new vision is based on the findings of over 300 social scientists involved in the collaborative, interdisciplinary International Panel on Social Progress. Relying on state-of-the-art scholarship, these social scientists reviewed the desirability and possibility of all relevant forms of long-term social change, explored current challenges, and synthesized their knowledge on the principles, possibilities, and methods for improving the main institutions of modern societies. Their common finding is that a better society is indeed possible, its contours can be broadly described, and all we need is to gather forces toward realizing this vision.

  • Cambridge University Press; August 2018
  • ISBN: 9781108618175
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  • Title: A Manifesto for Social Progress
  • Author: Marc Fleurbaey; Olivier Bouin (other); Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic (other); Ravi Kanbur (other); Helga Nowotny (other); Elisa Reis (other); Amartya Sen (other)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
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  • 9781108424783
  • 9781108618175
  • 9781108563970

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'A Manifesto for Social Progress is a loud cry in favor of human dignity, irrespective of gender, race, religion, education, talent, and productive abilities. No cause is more important than social justice is for a better future of humanity, nor is there a better attempt to tackle the problem head-on than this book.' Ahmed Galal, Former Minister of Finance, Egypt

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108424783
  • 9781108618175
  • 9781108563970