A Common Good Approach to Development: Collective Dynamics of Development Processes - cover image

Copyright

Mathias Nebel; Oscar Garza-Vázquez; Clemens Sedmak;

Published On

2022-04-26

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-404-5
Hardback978-1-80064-405-2
PDF978-1-80064-406-9
HTML978-1-80064-674-2
XML978-1-80064-409-0
EPUB978-1-80064-407-6
AZW3978-1-80064-408-3

Language

  • English

Print Length

400 pages (viii+392)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 27 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.06" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 30 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.18" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback742g (26.17oz)
Hardback922g (32.52oz)

Media

Illustrations34
Tables28

OCLC Number

1321818795

LCCN

2021390251

BIC

  • KCR
  • KCP
  • JHBC
  • JHBL
  • HPS
  • HPQ

BISAC

  • SOC045000
  • SOC053000
  • SOC050000
  • POL024000
  • POL029000

LCC

  • HN49.C6

Keywords

  • development theory
  • development practice
  • common good
  • society
  • human development
  • quality measurement

A Common Good Approach to Development

Collective Dynamics of Development Processes

This edited collection proposes a common good approach to development theory and practice. Rather than focusing on the outcomes or conditions of development, the contributors concentrate on the quality of development processes, suggesting that a common good dynamic is key in order to trigger development.

Resulting from more than three years of research by an international group of over fifty scholars, the volume advocates for a modern understanding of the common good—rather than a theological or metaphysical good—in societies by emphasising the social practice of ‘commoning’ at its core. It suggests that the dynamic equilibrium of common goods in a society should be at the centre of development efforts. For this purpose, it develops a matrix of common good dynamics, accounting for how institutions, social norms and common practices interconnect by identifying five key drivers not only of development, but human development (agency, governance, justice, stability, humanity). Based on this matrix, the contributors suggest a possible metric for measuring the quality of these dynamics. The last section of the book highlights the possibilities enabled by this approach through a series of case studies.

The concept of the common good has recently enjoyed a revival and inspired practitioners keen to look beyond the shortcomings of political and economic liberalism. This book builds on those efforts to think beyond the agenda of twentieth-century development policies, and will be of interest to those working in the fields of development, economics, sociology, philosophy and political science.

Additional Resources

[document]Chapter 11 - Tables(Valente Tallabs and Mathias Nebel)

Contents

  • Oscar Garza-Vázquez
  • Clemens Sedmak
  • Mathias Nebel
  • Jorge Medina Delgadillo
  • Mathias Nebel
  • Oscar Garza-Vázquez
  • Viviana Ramírez
  • Mathias Nebel
  • Oscar Garza-Vázquez
  • Tom De Herdt
  • Denis Augustin Samnick
  • Rodolfo De la Torre
  • Flavio Comim
  • Mathias Nebel
  • Oscar Garza-Vázquez

Introduction

(pp. 1–24)
  • Mathias Nebel
  • Oscar Garza-Vázquez

Contributors

Mathias Nebel

(editor)
Profesor / Investigador de Ética Social y DSI at Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla

Oscar Garza-Vázquez

(editor)

Clemens Sedmak

(editor)
Professor of Social Ethics; Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies at University of Notre Dame