This essay explores the relationship of social policies and of policy-relevant societal values to social development. Its thesis is that the scope, direction, and quality of the social development process are largely shaped by the social policies and the dominant value positions of societies.
Gil, David G.
"Social Policies and Social Development - A Humanistic-Egalitarian Perspective,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol3/iss3/2