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Dr. Priya Rao
Assistant Professor, School of Studies in Law, Pt Ravishnkar Shukla University, Raipur
Volume - 1,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2013
Growth opportunities for a country arise basically from the mode of production that is prevalent in relation to time and space. Historically, it has been observed that social factors such as religion, human values, played a predominant role in creating opportunities for economic development of a particular society or a country. In the recent history Martin Luther’s emergence in Europe and the subsequent Calvinist faith in Christianity had brought a sea change in the economic perspective of Europe. The war between cross and eagle finally ended with eagle scoring victory over the cross. The Church yielded to the crown and thereby the political supremacy of the monarch or the State was established beyond doubt. The result was the great industrial revolution in Europe and the boom through overseas trade.
India as opposed to the western democracies, suffers from peculiar social problems that stand in the way of economic development of its citizens and thereby the economic progress of the nation. The broad indicators such as GDP growth rates or equity market fluctuations or even per capita income yardsticks do not necessarily reflect the actual state of economic development of the country as such, and least so that of an individual. Economic unfreedom can breed social unfreedom, just as social or political unfreedom can also foster economic unfreedom.1 we also have to understand the remarkable empirical connection that links freedoms of different kinds with one another. Political freedoms (in the form of free speech and elections) help to promote economic security. Social opportunities (in the form of education and health facilities) facilitate economic participation.
Cite this article:
Priya Rao. Social Justice as Economic Growth (A sociological perspective of economic development). Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences 1(1): July –Sept. 2013; Page 13-18.