Globalization and Social Well-being: Alternative approach to well-being attainment and measurement

Xing Li, Mammo Muchie

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    Abstract

    The key theoretical incentive of this paper is to seek how Amartyr Sen’s contribution on the conceptualization of development is to be taken forward. Sen has brought us an appropriate starting point for further research with his broad alternative development thinking. This paper is part of the on-going endeavours by many scholars in an attempt to contribute to the discussion of social well-being. It has three objectives: 1) to offer a framework of understanding the notion of well-being as essential part of social development; 2) to signify the limits of conventional measures of well-being attainment and performance; and 3) to propose an alternative interdisciplinary approach to constructing well-being measures. The overall objective is to formulate conceptual framework and a fresh approach for ranking the different countries in the world not merely on the number of individually reckoned well-being attainments but on the determination of the structural social capacity for sustaining and making such attainments irreversible
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAalborg
    PublisherInstitut for Historie, Internationale Studier og Samfundsforhold, Aalborg Universitet
    Number of pages22
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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