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Toward a Good Society in the Twenty-First Century
Principles and Policies
 
 
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14 May 2013
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Having previously defined a good society as a sustainable society with a high level of development, significant provision of meaningful jobs, and low levels of inequality and social ills, Toward a Good Society in the Twenty-first Century provides a wide range of principles and policies that would be necessary if we are to achieve a good society.

Marangos and Karagiannis have put together a comprehensive volume that explores the principles and policies needed to bring about the good society, and focuses on four broad themes which are deemed important towards achieving a good or better society: quality education and fair distribution; environmentally sustainable prosperity; inclusive economic development and significant job creation; and beneficial civic institutions, and deepening of freedom and time use. All these topics can be highly controversial and call for alternative perspectives on theoretical (philosophical) and policy grounds.


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Having previously defined a good society as a sustainable society with a high level of development, significant provision of meaningful jobs, and low levels of inequality and social ills, Toward a Good Society in the Twenty-first Century provides a wide range of principles and policies that would be necessary if we are to achieve a good society.

Marangos and Karagiannis have put together a comprehensive volume that explores the principles and policies needed to bring about the good society, and focuses on four broad themes which are deemed important towards achieving a good or better society: quality education and fair distribution; environmentally sustainable prosperity; inclusive economic development and significant job creation; and beneficial civic institutions, and deepening of freedom and time use. All these topics can be highly controversial and call for alternative perspectives on theoretical (philosophical) and policy grounds.


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Contents

Foreword
Dr. Brenda A. Allen
Preface
Hon. Dr. Bernard J. Nottage, MP
Introduction
John Marangos and Nikolaos Karagiannis
PART I: EDUCATION, DISTRIBUTION & GOOD SOCIETY
1. Moral Education and the Good Society: An IMPACT for HBCUs
Denise Pearson
2. What Does the Rising Tide Bring?
Robert B. Williams
3. Divided We Stand, United We Fall: A Good Society Needs an Individual Poverty Measure
Danièle Meulders and Síle O'Dorchai
PART II: SUSTAINABILITY, ECOLOGY & GOOD SOCIETY
4. Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Prosperity
Shann Turnbull
5. Green Consumerism: A Path to Sustainability
Paula M. Cole and Valerie K. Kepner
6. Sustainability in a Good Society: Alternate Visions from Australia and the U.S.
Janet Spitz
PART III: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, EMPLOYMENT & GOOD SOCIETY
7. Not Just Fun and Games: Reconceptualizing the Role of Young People in Economic Development
K. Maeve Powlick
8. The Making of a Good Society: Lowe's Instrumental Method and the Pursuit of Full Employment
Michael J. Murray
PART IV: CIVIC INSTITUTIONS, FREEDOM, TIME & GOOD SOCIETY
9. The Role of Non-Profit Organizations in the Good Society: The Case of Forsyth Futures, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
Jessica M. Bailey, Doris Páez and Morteza Sadri
10. The Acting Person: Reconstructing Economic Agency around a Living, Breathing, Existential Actuality
Edward J. O'Boyle
11. Time on the Ledger: Social Accounting for the Good Society
Tom Walker
Index



Authors

Nikolaos Karagiannis is Associate Professor of Economics and Research Coordinator at the School of Business & Economics, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina, USA; and Managing Editor, American Review of Political Economy.

John Marangos is Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Crete, Greece; and Visiting Research Scholar at the School of Business & Economics, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina, USA.