Abstract

This paper presents a structured comparison of the social quality approach with the UNDP-led ‘human development’ approach and the sister work (especially in the UN system and Japan) on ‘human security’. Through clarification of their respective foci and roles and underlying theoretical and value assumptions, the paper suggests that partnership of the social quality approach with these ‘human’ approaches appears possible and relevant for each side.

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Keywords human development, social development, UNDP
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/77720
Series ISS Staff Group 2: States, Societies and World Development
Journal International Journal of Social Quality
Note Pre-final version of a 2011 paper in International Journal of Social Quality, 1(1), 91-108
Citation
Gasper, D.R. (2011). The human and the social: Asystematised comparison of the discourses of human development, human security and social quality. International Journal of Social Quality, 12(3), 1–4. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/77720