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Sustainable Human Well‐Being: An Interpretation of Capability Enhancement From A “Stakeholders And Systems” Perspective

Kanchan Chopra

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Viewing human well-being from the two perspectives of capabilities and sustainable freedoms, this chapter attempts to interpret capability enhancement in the context of achieving sustainable freedoms ... More


Green Political Economy I: Sufficiency and Security

John Barry

in The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability: Human Flourishing in a Climate-Changed, Carbon Constrained World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695393
eISBN:
9780191738982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695393.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Offers a green alternative to neoclassical economics based on ecological considerations as well as eco-feminist, ecological economics, and heterodox economic insights. Picking up on the discussion of ... More


Measuring Social Well-Being

Lynne M. Healy

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0063
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Development has been a major emphasis of the international intergovernmental organizations and many nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) for five decades. Naturally, there is interest in assessing ... More


Resolving Conflicts between Human Rights and Environmental Protection: Is there a Hierarchy?

Dinah Shelton

in Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199647071
eISBN:
9780191738999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647071.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the jurisprudence of domestic and international courts dealing with the tensions between obligations pertaining to human rights and environmental protection. Environmental ... More


Religion and the foundations of social policy

Rana Jawad

in Social welfare and religion in the Middle East: A Lebanese perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349538
eISBN:
9781447303510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter provides a platform on which the key problematic of the book is set out, by examining the relationship between religion, human well-being, and social policy. It draws on the experiences ... More


Economic Growth, Human Well-Being, and the Environment

Workineh Kelbessa

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the interrelationships among economic growth, human well-being. It first considers how and why development theory and practice have failed to make a difference in addressing the ... More


Economics for Humans

Julie A. Nelson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226572024
eISBN:
9780226572055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572055.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

At its core, an economy is about providing goods and services for human well-being. But many economists and critics preach that an economy is something far different: a cold and heartless system that ... More


Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future

Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190935726
eISBN:
9780190935757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190935726.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Nurturing Our Humanity sheds new light on our personal and social options in today’s world, showing how we can build societies that support our great human capacities for consciousness, caring, and ... More


Human dignity and social policy

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter considers the concepts of human dignity and social policy, starting with an example of the treatment of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of American soldiers. It moves on to a discussion of ... More


Vulnerability and Adaptation to Natural Disasters

Wu Yang, Andrés Viña, Thomas Dietz, Vanessa Hull, Daniel Kramer, Zhiyun Ouyang, and Jianguo Liu

in Pandas and People: Coupling Human and Natural Systems for Sustainability

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198703549
eISBN:
9780191820700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703549.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The number and scale of natural disasters have increased in the past decades and may continue to rise in the future. Thus, it is crucial to quantitatively understand how to reduce vulnerability, ... More


Only Human: Coriolanus

Andy Mousley

in Re-Humanising Shakespeare: Literary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623181
eISBN:
9780748652211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623181.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The overall aim of this chapter is to do with vulnerability what the last chapter did with fear, which is via Coriolanus and a selective use of psychoanalytic theory to draw out its existential ... More


Ecosystem Services and Israel's Forests

Alon Tal

in All the Trees of the Forest: Israel's Woodlands from the Bible to the Present

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300189506
eISBN:
9780300190700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189506.003.0009
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This final chapter asks: what are Israel's forests worth? This is a very difficult question to address. Most economists have little grasp of the many ways that forests contribute to human well-being ... More


Partha Dasgupta’s Contributions to Environment and Development Economics

Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Eric Maskin

in Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honour of Sir Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199677856
eISBN:
9780191757266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677856.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides an introduction to the contributions by Partha Dasgupta in the field of environment and development economics, particularly the poverty-population-environment nexus. Building ... More


Not Just a Question of Capital: Health and Human Well-Being

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol and Stephen Joseph Powell

in Just Trade: A New Covenant Linking Trade and Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814736937
eISBN:
9780814790861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814736937.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the impact of trade on health and human well-being. In particular, it considers how members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) can address human rights that take into ... More


Effects of Urbanization on the Ecology and Evolution of Arthropods

Johan Kotze, Stephen Venn, Jari Niemelä, and John Spence

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Urbanisation impacts arthropod communities negatively but also creates opportunities for some species. Given their vital role in ecosystem function, arthropods are important components of urban ... More


Happiness around the World: Lessons—and Questions—for Policy

Carol Graham

in Happiness Around the World: The paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199549054
eISBN:
9780191808586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199549054.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book has explored the determinants of happiness across countries and cultures, with particular emphasis on what makes people happy and why, and how happiness relates to variables such as income, ... More


Energy Transition from Fuelwood to Electricity

Wei Liu, Andrés Viña, Wu Yang, Frank Lupi, Zhiyun Ouyang, Hemin Zhang, and Jianguo Liu

in Pandas and People: Coupling Human and Natural Systems for Sustainability

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198703549
eISBN:
9780191820700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703549.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

More than 2.5 billion people around the world, particularly in rural areas of developing countries, still rely on biomass fuels (e.g., fuelwood) to fulfill their household energy requirements. This ... More


Lebanon: a profile of political and welfare institutions

Rana Jawad

in Social welfare and religion in the Middle East: A Lebanese perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349538
eISBN:
9781447303510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Lebanon is an interesting case for research because of its diverse religious groups and because of its weak state. Lebanon has historically stood out among the remaining Arab nations of the region ... More


Adapting to Good and Bad Fortune: How Friends, Freedom, Crime, and Corruption affect Happiness

Carol Graham

in Happiness Around the World: The paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199549054
eISBN:
9780191808586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199549054.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the effects of friendship, political freedom, crime, and corruption on happiness. It considers the implications of different institutional arrangements, such as political ... More


The Economics of Happiness1

Carol Graham

in Happiness Around the World: The paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199549054
eISBN:
9780191808586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199549054.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the economics of happiness. It begins with a review of the theory and concepts of happiness, how they have evolved historically, and how they underpin a new line of research ... More


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