Integral Human Development
Challenges to Sustainability and Democracy
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"The authors in this valuable book contribute to the advancement of Catholic social thought on sustainable development from many countries in all the continents of our world. They propose new ways to address urgent global environmental and political challenges, building on Pope Francis's challenge to accept the fact that we share a common home on the earth."
--David Hollenbach, SJ, Georgetown University
"By conceptualizing human development beyond its material aspect to include the spiritual, social, cultural, and political aspects, this book restores to the human being all his dignity and puts him on the path of shared happiness. This book speaks therefore to theologians as well as to economists and all social scientists interested in the multidimensional nature of human flourishing."
--Arsene Brice, Jesuit University, Cote d'Ivoire
"This book is a game-changer for Catholic social ideals such as personal dignity, the common good, and integral development. And it confronts two big questions facing political activism everywhere: How can we get from high-minded ideals and sound-bytes to practical action that will make a difference? And what action can be effective in our fragmented global environment, where no one body has moral command, legal authority, or enforcement power? We have Azetsop's social science expertise and his religiously inspired vision of human solidarity to thank for this unique gathering of creative experts. Their exchanges are a wellspring of new and better strategies toward economic and ecological justice."
--Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College