basic human needs


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basic human needs

the conception that all human beings share fundamental needs (including health and AUTONOMY) by virtue of their humanity (see L. Doyal and I. Gough, A Theory of Human Need, 1991). The fulfilment of these basic needs is seen as an ‘essential precondition for full participation in social life’. The alternative view is that human needs are relative, a matter of individual or cultural preference. See also JUSTICE, RAWLS, NEEDS, CITIZENSHIP.
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Any society that chooses perpetual war over peace, that values corporate profits over the basic human needs of common citizens is a society horribly out of touch with the core values of decency, fairness, and justice.
Absolute poverty is on the increase with five million people suffering from severe deprivation of basic human needs, the Breadline Europe study found.
She will keep her staff focused on the "person" and not the "machinery", always trying to keep her facility from becoming overly technical instead of focusing on simple, basic human needs. Though she will work on special projects in a timely, progressive manner, she will always see that day-to-day care comes first.
The three differed in their approaches, but recognized in common that the achievement of true freedom must involve self-esteem, a struggle for equal social and political rights, and the fulfillment of basic human needs. (T.
Army, the report asserts that the war in El Salvador is "stuck" and that the United States is "itself stuck with the war." Despite "important progress toward democratization," the lieutenant colonels state, "the Salvadoran government remains ineffective," incapable of meeting "basic human needs." U.S.
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Nussbaum, co-founder of the Human Development and Capability Association, argues that our dominant theories of human and economic development have given us policies that ignore basic human needs for dignity and self-respect.
The scheme aims at supporting small-scale community- based projects in basic human needs field , such as primary health care, basic education and water supply in the developing countries.
Absolute poverty is on the increase and five million people are now suffering from severe deprivation of basic human needs, the Breadline Europe study found.
William Glasser (1986) estimates that schools fail to engage more than half the students because they fail to fulfill four basic human needs for students: to belong and love, to gain power, to be free, and to have fun.