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No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Kenneth A. Reinert


This book argues in favor of an approach to global policy priorities that emphasizes the attempt to put a minimal set of basic goods and services into the hands of everyone. This universal provision of basic goods and services includes nutritious food, clean water, sanitation, health services, education services, housing, electricity, and human security services. The book argues that this policy focus is appropriate both for practical and ethical reasons, but that success in this provision will not be easy and therefore is no small hope. Basic goods and services meet central and objective huma ... More

Keywords: human development, human security, basic needs, basic goods, economic ethics, development ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190499440
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190499440.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth A. Reinert, author
Professor of Public Policy, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University

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