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Social Indicators Research Series

Alleviating World Suffering

The Challenge of Negative Quality of Life

Editors: Anderson, Ronald E. (Ed.)

  • Views suffering as a broad, serious phenomena that can be alleviated
  • Addresses suffering as both an individual burden and a global one
  • First major compilation of work integrating quality of life research and relief of suffering
  • Integrates humanitarian and empirical traditions
  • Features leading scholars in both suffering and quality of life studies
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This is the first volume on the subject of the alleviation of world suffering. At the same time it is also the first book framing the fields of global socio-economic development, world health, human rights, peace studies, sustainability, and poverty within the challenge of alleviating suffering and improving quality of life. Both international studies and global development have become specialized and fragmented, whereas this work assembles all of these development fragments together in order to determine whether common ground exists to make headway in reducing global suffering. Leading experts in these various fields of development and suffering have been recruited worldwide to give scholarly assessments of the major human problems and how they can be successfully tackled.

About the authors

Ronald E. Anderson is an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota and has published nine books, over 100 articles, 150 presentations at professional meetings, 15 large research grants, and at least 40 consulting positions. For two decades, Ronald E. Anderson coordinated research on information technology in education in over 25 countries, publishing several books from that international project. To support his writing he established the Foundation for Relief of Suffering, a 501c3 nonprofit organization; and to disseminate his conclusions, he built and maintained the website WorldSuffering.org. The University of Minnesota has given him several small research grants during retirement to support his research on suffering. 

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • A Worldview of the Alleviation of Suffering

    Anderson, Ronald E.

    Pages 3-34

  • Systemic Humiliation as Daily Social Suffering

    Rothbart, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 35-48

  • Suffering and the Ethics of Solidarity

    Chouliaraki, Lilie

    Pages 49-60

  • Social Suffering and the Enigma of Humanitarianism

    Wilkinson, Iain

    Pages 61-71

  • Synergy, Dysergy and the Alleviation of Preventable Suffering

    Cooper, Mick

    Pages 73-83

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51390-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alleviating World Suffering
Book Subtitle
The Challenge of Negative Quality of Life
Editors
  • Ronald E. Anderson
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
67
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51391-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51391-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51390-4
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 448
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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