Thinking ‘Dignity’ as a basis towards inclusive development

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    In an era of increasing political disenfranchisement, deep economic inequalities and associated social humiliations encountered by the rapidly globalising planet, this paper seeks to chart the current thinking about the paths that civil society need to take in order to achieve distinctive peace. Here commitment as part of the universal cosmopolitan order is critical to go beyond the binaries of religious and cultural differences. The role of dignity, of interdependency, respect and understanding has become all the more critical to sustain hope and life in this age of austerity. The paper argues for an empowered citizenship, based on dignity and respect to think socially towards inclusive development.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)225-239
    Number of pages14
    JournalBulletin of the Institute of Oriental Philosophy
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

    Bibliographical note

    Dr. M. Satish Kumar teaches in the School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology. As a specialist on India, his research focuses on Colonial/ Postcolonial Geographies and economic development in India.


    • Dignity
    • Inclusive Development
    • Respect
    • Freedom
    • Entitlement
    • Montaigne
    • Civic

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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