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Alternative Administration: Human-Needs-Centred and Sustainable

  • O. P. Dwivedi
  • Keith M. Henderson
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Abstract

In this chapter, we will sketch two ‘ideal-typical’ models of development that involve universalised values: human-needs-centred development and sustainable development. We will then examine several real-world development models (Liberal Capitalist Democratic; Communist; Sarvodaya; Islamic Revivalist; and Liberation Theology) in terms of their philosophy and application; finally, we will attempt to reassess and suggest possibilities for some of these existing development models through corresponding alternative models of development administration. Our ambition is to suggest a realistic ‘unity through diversity’, contingent upon the full potential of human nature — in its religious and cultural dimension — being effectively marshalled.

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Sustainable Development Saudi Arabia Civil Servant Communist Party United Nations Development Programme 
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