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Reconsideration of the Meaning of Welfare form the Ecological Approach

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2004, 15(1), pp.333-354
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

Park, Young Mi 1

1초당대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to re-examine the meaning of welfare from the ecological approach. For this purpose, it begins to understand the meaning of welfare and to overview the recent study of the welfare state in relation to welfare. According to ecological perspectives, the implications for relations with other people and nature are inescapable. Human fulfillment links personal growth, social justice, and ecojustice. This presents a tremendous opportunity for professional theories and practice strategies to go beyond a goal of egoistic self-actualization to a goal of mutual benefit for all beings. It is not merely that person and environment are inter-connected. Even further, the person and the environment are not separable. We need to realize that human's well-being and the well-being of nonhuman including nature are connected inextricably. [Key Words: 복지개념, 생태주의, 상호관련성]

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