Sustainable Human Development in the Twenty-First Century

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Ismail Sirageldin
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2009
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Sustainable Human Development in the Twenty-First Century is a component of Encyclopedia of Human Resources Policy, Development and Management in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

The volume of Human Development examines the state and nature of human development and identifies factors that determine its promotion for the twenty-first century. A general goal, since the ultimate goal for human development is to enhance the quality of human life. However, the concept “quality of human life” is not well defined. It is determined by a set of interrelated factors that cut across many disciplines with varied perspectives and paradigms. These include the prevailing culture, health status, economic performance, technological development, political and social conditions, the building of human capacity and capabilities, and institutional development on the local and global levels. For example, in an environment characterized by a better quality of human life, it is expected that people will be able to lead long and productive lives. They are also expected to enjoy good health, have access to knowledge and educational opportunities, and be treated by all with respect, in a socially equitable and dignified manner. In the sphere of political economy, they are expected to have the opportunity to participate in governance decisions that affect their lives and the community in which they live; and to have the potential to earn sufficient income to supply themselves with adequate nutrition, shelter, and other material and aesthetic needs. Furthermore, people are expected to maintain a sustainable environment and equitable social contracts across space and generations, especially in the context of the evolving global governance.

The volume of “Sustainable Human Development in the Twenty-First Century” is divided into five topics which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter presented in two volumes. The first is “Major issues in Human Development” and provides an over view of the Topic with emphasis on the sociological foundation of human development. The second Topic, “Diversity and Historical Processes” reviews the historical and technological processes which have led to the present state of human diversity and differentiation. The third Topic, “Causes of Global Change” focuses on whether it is possible in the present global environment to enlarge people's capabilities so that economic progress may be translated into a multidimensional human happiness. The fourth Topic, “Consequences of Global Change” examines global change not in the narrow sense of short-term economic change, but rather as historical waves of long-term development. The fifth Topic on Planning Strategies reviews current practice and projects challenges in the next century.

These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Ismail Sirageldin is Professor Emeritus at the Johns Hopkins University. He has been professor of population dynamics, economics, and international health. He is also a fellow and member of the Board of Trustees of the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran, and Turkey (ERF). Professor Sirageldin’s major research and professional interests are in the interrelations between population dynamics and human resource development, environmental consequences of population change, and food policy analysis. He has consulted to various national and international organizations and governments, and served as a chairman and member of various employment, health, education, and human resource missions in the Arab region and around the world. Professor Sirageldin served as Chief Advisor for the Pakistan Research and Evaluation Center; Senior Scholar, UN Cairo Demographic Centre; Senior Advisor, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research; member of the WHO International Advisory Committee on Health Statistics; the World Fertility Survey; and member of the UN/IUSSP Committee on the Evaluation of the Fertility Impact of Family Planning Programmes. Professor Sirageldin has written numerous articles, chapters, books, and book reviews on economic development and population dynamics. In 1978, he founded Research on Human Capital and Development and acted as its series editor

Table of Contents (24 Chapters)
  • 1. Sustainable Human Development in the Twenty-First Century: An Evolutionary Perspective

    Ismail Sirageldin
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  • 2. Major Issues in Human Development

    John Kantner
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  • 3. Anthropology and Human Development

    Joan P. Mencher
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  • 4. Moral Development and Moral Education

    Michael H. Mitias
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  • 5. Sustainable Human Development: Connecting The Scientific and Moral Dimensions

    G. W. Fisher
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  • 6. Economic and Political Issues in Human Development

    Hakim Ben Hammouda
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  • 7. Diversity and Historical Processes in Human Development

    Ismail Sirageldin
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  • 8. Impact of Neuroscience in Human Development

    Xiaoqun Zhang
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  • 9. Equity, Growth, and Human Development

    Lyn Squire
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  • 10. Global Interdependence, Privatisation of Risk, and Human Insecurity

    Ismail Sirageldin,Samia Serageldin
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  • 11. Globalization and Human Development: An Overview

    Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi
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  • 12. Population Transition

    Mary M. Kent, Alene Gelbard, Carl Haub, and Farzaneh Roudi
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  • 13. Ecological and Environmental Change

    Mohamed A. Serageldin
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  • 14. Health, Sanitation, Nutrition and Human Development

    Alan Sorkin
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  • 15. Belief and Attitude Change in the Context of Human Development

    Carol Underwood
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  • 16. Demographic Transition and Education in Developing Countries

    A. V. Goujon
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  • 17. Consequences of Global Change to Human Development

    Mohamed M. El-Imam
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  • 18. Policy-Making in a Globalizing World Economy

    Raed Safadi
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  • 19. Inequalities in Education: International Experience

    Deon Filmer
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  • 20. Natural Resource Availability

    Salah El Serafy
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  • 21. Poverty: Dimensions and Prospects

    Ali Abdel Gadir Ali
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  • 22. Global Population Aging

    Rebeca Wong
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  • 23. Human Development Objectives

    William A. Reinke
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  • 24. Inequality Among Women and Its Impact on Economic Growth: The Case of Mena

    D. Hosni,M. Sandberg and A. Chanmala
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