A Theory of Human Need
Macmillan International Higher Education, Aug 23, 1991 - Political Science - 381 pages
Argues that human beings have universal and objective needs for health and autonomy and a right to their optimal satisfaction. The authors show what such optimization would mean in practice and assess the records of developed and underdeveloped economies in meeting their citizens' needs.
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