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Book Proposal: Introduction to Social Development

Book Proposal: Social Development: Sustainability and Glocal Concerns.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Social Development: Planet, People, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.

Planet, People, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership, Glocal Issue, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, Social Development, Culture, Media, Technology, Globalization, Global Issue, Local Issue, Balance, Iceberg Model, System Thinking, Worldview, Media Literacy, Global Awareness, Intergenerational responsibility, Interconnectedness, Economy, Social Systems, Environment, Education, Business, Government, Religion,

Chapter 2: Essential Human Needs, and Social Development.

Food security, food, society, environment, green revolution, genetically modified organisms, farm, tillage, herbicides, pesticides, fertilizer, agriculture, irrigation, livestock, malnutrition, hunger, poverty, geography,  unsustainable farming practice,  consumer demand, water, water scarcity, ground water,  aquifer,  water table, virtual water, industrial water use, domestic water use, water management, cooperative water management, air, pollution, fossil fuel,  atmosphere, common resource, indoor cooking fire, harmful household gas, dioxin, ground-level ozone, acid rain, energy, renewable energy source, non-renewable energy source, oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, biomass, wind, geothermal, solar, energy conservation, energy efficiency,

Chapter 3: History, Theories and Ethics of Social Development

Globalization, Truman’s Point 4, Fourth World, Third World, World Bank, Gross Domestic Product, Gross National Product, growth, development, purchase power parity, inequality, distribution of income,  gini coefficient, social capital, human capital, cultural capital, physical capital, political capital, absolute poverty, relative poverty, moderate poverty, capability approach, discrimination, human development, United Nations Development Program,  ethics, cosmopolitanism, consequentialist philosophy,  contractarian philosophy, rights-based philosophy, drowning child analogy, communitarianism, libertarian, neoliberalism, positionality, development tourist, imperialism, industrial revolution, colonialism, colonization , neo-colonialism, chartered company, indirect rule, scramble for Africa, capitalism,  industrial capitalism, white’s man burden, oppression, Keynesianism,  development economics, modernization theory, dependency theory, Marxism,  developmental states,  structural adjustment program, post-development,  alternative development, discourse, Eurocentric, natural law ethics,  utilitarianism, social contract theory, civil and political rights, economic social and cultural rights,  due diligence, human development discourse, human security discourse, voicelessness.

Chapter 4: Information Technology, Culture, Family and Social Development

Social advertisement, technology, appropriate technology, technological determinism, social determinism, information society, convergence, interactivity, information and communication technologies (ICT), digital divide, pragmatic view for ICT, optimistic view for ICT, pessimistic view of ICT, 5 approaches to information society, social equality, universal access, leapfrogging in ICT, culture, protestant ethics, nationalism, culture as domination, culture as resistance, American dream, cultural turn, cultural relativism,  universal values, Asian values, mass culture, popular culture, Eurocentrism.

Chapter 5: Gender and Social Development Across Life Course

The welfare approach to gender, women in development, women and development,  radical feminism, socialist feminist, gender and development, transnational feminism, empowerment, gender mainstreaming, masculinities, gender-based violence, HeforShe Campaign,  Platform for Action,  Girl effect Campaign, Because I am a Girl Campaign,  gender, men, women, patriarchal society,  voting rights, property rights, reproductive rights, trafficking, maternal health,  gender gap.

Chapter 6: Human Rights and Social Development

Human Rights, Universal Declaration of Human rights, discrimination, self-determination, political rights, gender rights, education rights, civil rights, religious rights, rights to health and well-being, labour rights, advocacy, transitional justice, governance.

Chapter 7: Indigenous People, Human Migration and Social Development (C23-24 OB)

International migration, international migrant, refugee, migration network, Diaspora, remittance, brain drain, push factors in migration, pull factors in migration, internal migration, Internationally Displaced Person, Asylum Seeker,  Indigenous People, indigeneity, collective rights,  Afrikaners, Metis, First Nations, Maori, Innuit, Hawaiian.

Chapter 8: Planet: Ecological Footprint and Carrying Capacity

Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Collective action problem, tragedy of the commons, common pool resources, bioaccumulation,  green economy, greenhouse gas, mitigation,  adaptation, environmental and climate justice, population growth rate, mortality rate, carrying capacity, population density, fertility rate, consumerism, ecological footprint, extraction, production, distribution, consumption, disposal, desertification, deforestation, climate refugee, biodiversity, ecosystems, species diversity,  genetic diversity, endangered species, invasive species, pollution, overconsumption, exploitation, biodiversity hotspot, seed bank, ocean, marine ecosystem, overfishing, aquaculture.

Chapter 9: Prosperity: Economics, Poverty, and Globalization 

Market, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics,  trade-off, incentive, cost, industrial revolution, market economy, mixed economy, command economy, globalization,  International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Genuine Progress Indicator, Human Development Index, Index of Social Health,  Triple Bottom Line Accounting,  Poverty, economic development, human development, colonization,  resource scarcity, violent conflict, debt in developing countries,  social entrepreneurship, Millennium development Goals, Foreign Aid, Ripple Effect, tariff, imports, exports, comparative advantage, multinational corporation, illicit trade, environmental degradation, cultural homogenization, fair trade, trade, growth, foreign direct investment, Global South, Global North, Transnational corporation,  deterritorialization, global civil society, basic human needs, relational poverty, results based management, Sustainable Development Goals,   Absolute poverty, relative poverty, monetary poverty, poverty line, Big Mac Index,  Poverty Headcount index, Poverty gap Index, Poverty Severity Index, multi-Dimensional Poverty Index,  Gross National Happiness Index.

Chapter 10: People: Human Health, Well-being and Quality of Life

Social Determinants of Health, Double Burden of Disease, Pandemic, COVID-19, epidemiological transition, socio-economic gradient, 1/90 gap, comprehensive primary health care, global health governance, Ebola, SARS, Standard of living, Quality of Life, Life expectancy, The Better Life Index, Civic Engagement, Governance, government, civil society, private sector, nation-state, global governance, local governance, inclusion, diversity, equity, transparency, accountability, rule of law, social support network, education and literacy,  social environment, employment and working conditions, personal health practices, coping skills, culture, physical environment, gender, biology and genetic development, healthy child development, health services, income and social status, plague, germ theory of disease, pathogen, public health, malaria, diarrhea, slum housing, chronic disease, H1N1, Spanish Flu, HIV/AIDS, drug resistance, Tuberculosis, global health.

Chapter 11: Peace: Conflict, Justice and Strong Institutions

Peace, Conflict, Social Justice, Criminal Justice, Justice, Human Security, Interstate Conflict, Interstate War, Genocide, Terrorism, Natural Resource Scarcity, Ineffective Governance, Social Division, Peace-Building, Conflict Trap, Liberal Theory of Violence, Political Economy, Democratic Peace, Ethnicity, Inequality, State Failure, Blood Diamond, Child Soldier.

Chapter 12: Partnership: Creating Sustainable Communities  

Community development, community, local community, global community, religious community, ethnic community, online community, school community, Community organizing, respect, civic participation, equal opportunity, social connection, sustainable design, green building, biomimicry, infrastructure, Green building, Leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED), Passive Solar design, urban planning, suburb, rural area, universal design.

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