Human Needs and Politics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080214023, 9781483188072

Human Needs and Politics

1st Edition

Editors: Ross Fitzgerald
eBook ISBN: 9781483188072
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 296
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Human Needs and Politics is a collection of papers that examines the intercorrelation between political trends and the fulfillment of society’s human needs. The title discusses the concepts of human needs, wants, and politics. Next, the selection details some theories that will shed light into the mechanisms of human needs-politics interaction. The text also reviews Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, along with Marx’s opinion on human needs.
The book will be of great interest to political scientists, sociologists, and behavioral scientists.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors


1 Human Needs and Political Education

2 Needs and Wants: an Ontological or Historical Problem?

3 Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs — An Exposition and Evaluation

4 Human Needs and Political Analysis: An Examination of a Framework

5 The Development of Individuals and the Development of Polities

6 Human Needs Constraining Political Activity

7 Metapsychology, Politics, and Human Needs

8 True Needs, Rationality and Emancipation

9 Karl Marx on Human Needs

10 Politics and the Need for Meaning

11 The Ambiguity and Rhetoric of 'Need'

12 Wants or Needs, Choices or Commands

13 The Politics of Needs — or, Who Needs Politics?

14 The Quest for a Concept of Needs

Selected Bibliography



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Ross Fitzgerald

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