Book co-edited by Professor Paolo Carozza examines the meaning of 'human dignity'

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A new volume from the Kellogg Institute Book Series on Democracy and Development examines the meaning of “human dignity” – a term that encompasses human flourishing beyond the elimination of poverty – and asks how those who work in the field can put it into practice.

It also lays out the argument that relationships, community, and spirituality are central to human wellbeing and points to a key conclusion: that the future of development work stands and falls with the proper consideration of human dignity in practice.

“Our hope is that claim ... will make a contribution to the humanization of development practice,” said Notre Dame Law Professor and Kellogg Institute Director Paolo Carozza, co-editor with Faculty Fellow Clemens Sedmak of The Practice of Human Development and Dignity (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020). “And more locally at Notre Dame, our hope is that it helps us deepen our awareness of the meaning and implications of the Keough School of Global Affairs’ commitment to integral human development as its core operative principle.”

Originally published by Ashley Rowland at kellogg.nd.edu on February 18, 2021.


Paolo Carozza and Clemens Sedmak

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