Social injustice

Social injustice: Systematic suffering from need by the life-capacity loss entailed by the deprivation of life means. Social justice is the process of overcoming it. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life… Read More

Social justice

Social justice: The baseline and measure of social justice is defined by the principle of its opposite which it overcomes: systematic suffering from need by the life-capacity loss entailed by the deprivation of life means. Social justice is the overcoming of the various forms of this iniquity. See also Need. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad?… Read More

Social marketing

Social marketing: Social marketing is the application of commercial marketing technologies to the analysis, planning, execution and evaluation of programs designed to influence the behaviour of target audiences in order to improve the welfare of individuals and society. Modified definition: Andreasen (1995). Social marketing strategies are concerned firstly with the needs, preferences and social and… Read More

Social Morality

Social Morality: The set of values governing the legitimacy of ways of producing, distributing, and appropriating resources. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Social networks

Social networks: Social relations and links between individuals which may provide access to or mobilization of social support for health. Reference: modified definition A stable society is far more likely to have established social networks which provide access to social support. De-stabilizing influences such as high unemployment, re-housing schemes, and rapid urbanization can lead to… Read More

Social rationality

Social rationality: decision making-principles that prioritize human need satisfaction. See Market rationality. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Social responsibility for health

Social responsibility for health: Social responsibility for health is reflected by the actions of decision makers in both public and private sector to pursue policies and practices which promote and protect health. Reference: The Jakarta Declaration on Leading Health Promotion into the 21st Century. WHO, Geneva, 1997 The policies and practices pursued by the public… Read More

Social support

Social support: That assistance available to individuals and groups from within communities which can provide a buffer against adverse life events and living conditions, and can provide a positive resource for enhancing the quality of life. Reference: modified definition Social support may include emotional support, information sharing and the provision of material resources and services.… Read More

Social Value System

Social Value System: A society’s value-system which is normally presupposed by those governed by it and which ultimately regulates the decision norms and goals of a society’s dominant social institutions, the individual roles within them, and the thought structures of those internalizing its regulating assumptions and conclusions. Also referred to as “ruling value system”. Source: ‘What is… Read More

Socialism

Socialism: political doctrine emphasizing the active social control of private property and redistribution of income for the sake of the common good. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford,… Read More