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Visible Hands

Taking Responsibility for Social Development, 1st Edition

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194 pages

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Paperback: 9781853837999
pub: 2001-04-01
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This text shows how the visible hands of public participation and democratic governance are crucial in creating a decent society. The World Summit for Social Development in 1995 laid out an ambitious agenda to create an economic, political, social, cultural and legal environment for social development. This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the progress to date, exploring efforts to reassert the value of equity and social cohesion in an increasingly individualistic world. It reveals the failings of unregulated markets and the importance of a well-run public sector, as well as a healthy and educated population.

Table of Contents

Globalization with a Human Mask - Who Pays?: Financing Social Development - Fragile Democracies - A New Mission for the Public Sector - Calling Corporations to Account - Civil Societies - Getting Development Right for Women - Sustaining Development - Bibliography

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development