The Importance of Social Relations for Human and Societal Development

  • Charis Psaltis
  • Alex Gillespie
  • Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont


In this concluding chapter we structure a discussion around two overarching themes that we believe are pivotal in an investigation of the role of social relations for human and societal development, and three topics that correspond to the three parts of the volume. The first, overarching, and more fundamental, theme concerns the question of whether it is still relevant and useful to talk about development and not merely change in both fields. The second concerns the directionality of change from the societal to human development, a theme that is raised in the Introduction (Chapter 1).


Social Interaction Human Development Social Relation Financial Crisis Cognitive Development 
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