9781137274731

Toward a Good Society in the Twenty-First Century Principles and Policies

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137274731

  • ISBN10:

    1137274735

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-05-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

Having previously defined a good society as a sustainable society with a high level of development, significant provision of meaningful jobs, and low levels of inequality and social ills, Toward a Good Society in the Twenty-first Century provides a wide range of principles and policies that would be necessary if we are to achieve a good society.

Marangos and Karagiannis have put together a comprehensive volume that explores the principles and policies needed to bring about the good society, and focuses on four broad themes which are deemed important towards achieving a good or better society: quality education and fair distribution; environmentally sustainable prosperity; inclusive economic development and significant job creation; and beneficial civic institutions, and deepening of freedom and time use. All these topics can be highly controversial and call for alternative perspectives on theoretical (philosophical) and policy grounds.

Author Biography

Nikolaos Karagiannis is Associate Professor of Economics and Research Coordinator at the School of Business & Economics, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina, USA; and Managing Editor, American Review of Political Economy.John Marangos is Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Crete, Greece; and Visiting Research Scholar at the School of Business & Economics, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina, USA.

Table of Contents

PART I: POVERTY, DISTRIBUTION & GOOD SOCIETY
1. Wealth Distribution and Economic Resiliency; Bob Williams
2. Divided We Stand – United We Fall; Danièle Meulders and Síle O'Dorchai
PART II: SUSTAINABILITY, ECOLOGY & GOOD SOCIETY
3. Building Sustainable Communities on Ecological Principles; Shann Turnbull
4. Green Consumerism: A Path to Sustainability?; Paula M. Cole and Valerie K. Kepner
5. The Ideology of Sustainability in Indonesia, Australia and the US; Janet Spitz
PART III: EXISTENCE, FREEDOM & GOOD SOCIETY
6. The Acting Person: Reconstructing Economic Agency…; Edward J. O'Boyle
7. Freedom for Whom? The Double-sided Nature of Economic Freedom; Michael J. Murray
PART IV: WORKING AND LEISURE TIME & GOOD SOCIETY
8. Resolving the Riddle of Working Time; Tom Walker
9. Not Just Fun and Games: Reconceptualizing the Role of Young People in Economic Development; K. Maeve Powlick

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