Opening Views against the Closure of the World


Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: BUS069000

The chapters of the present book analyze contemporary societal challenges and changes in light of the social quality approach and French regulationist thinking.

This means overcoming as much as possible existing boundaries of social science in some main areas:
* Interdisciplinary approaches are important, but should be pushed beyond the mainstream concept, aiming at an integrated social science approach
* Critique of economism is important, though we should not forget that the question is not about “how much” but about what kind of economy
* Increasingly obvious is the lack of social integrity of contemporary growth policies, but less obvious is what is needed to fundamentally change the scene
* treating globalization as a matter that goes beyond widening and deepening relations of countries and regions around the globe, seeing it as a news stage of world systems

By working along these different frontlines, the chapters take up important issues that can be found in different areas as ”growth beyond GDP”, human development”, “quality of life”, “world systems” and the like. In the end, it is about looking at the current political-economic patterns and the possibilities they entail when it comes to the claim that “another world is possible”.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

pp. ix

About the Author
pp. xi-xii

pp. xiii-xvii

pp. xix

Chapter 1
Research on Demand Academics Between Self-Consciousness and Self-Chastisement
pp. 1-14

Chapter 2
European Policies of Social Inclusion – Fatality of Good-Will
pp. 15-40

Chapter 3
Capability and Social Policy – The Search for Social Quality
pp. 41-60

Chapter 4
Social Quality – Social Anomie. Two Sides of One Coin?
pp. 61-74

Chapter 5
World Systems Theory and Theory of Social Quality as Proposal for a Methodology for Rethinking a World in Crisis and Transformation
pp. 75-94

Chapter 6
Environmental Democracy – New Challenges
pp. 95-110

Chapter 7
Crisis and No End!?
pp. 111-132

Dedication Continued
pp. 133

pp. 135-137

Audience: Scholars of political Economy, globalisation studies, Social Quality Studies, development economics

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