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Design and Reflection on the Metric of Common Good Dynamics

newdigital Design and Reflection on the Metric of Common Good Dynamics
Article
journal RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI
issue RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI - 2020 - 4. A Special Issue on Common Good
title Design and Reflection on the Metric of Common Good Dynamics
authors
publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
online since 02-2021
doi 10.26350/000518_000057
issn 0035-676X (print) | 1827-7918 (digital)
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In recent years, the international development agenda gave centre stage to the need of measuring the multidimensionality of progress and quality of life. This trend led to the creation of a variety of metrics. The present article discusses a new metric which adopts a common good approach to development. It has the purpose of moving beyond individual measures and capture collective aspects of development. The metric of common good proposed by the Institute for the Promotion of the Common Good (IPBC) aims at empirically capturing social processes framed by (or generated by) five normative dimensions (Justice, Stability, Governance, Collective Agency Freedom, and Humanity), which together account for the quality of a nexus of common goods. This article explains the metric and its indicators, and critically discusses its contributions and future challenges.

keywords

Development, Common good, Social dynamics, Social indicators, Metric.

Authors biography

Oscar Garza-Vazquez, Department of Economics, Universidad de las Americas Puebla. Email: oscar.garza@udlap.mx.
Viviana Ramırez, Department of International Relations and Political Science, Universidad de las Americas Puebla. Email: rmrz.viviana@gmail.com.