PROUT: A New Paradigm of Development An Introduction to the Solution-Oriented Socioeconomic Theory of P. R. Sarkar
By Ravi Logan
PROUT: A New Paradigm of Development, gives the first in-depth and systematic introduction to PROUT, the visionary socioeconomic theory of P.R. Sarkar. PROUT offers a constructive response - based on economic decentralism, ecological and cultural sustainability, and spiritual values - to growing global demand for a viable alternative to economic globalism, unsustainable development, economic disparity, and destruction of the global commons. It seeks to nurture the holistic development of a liberated, united society in which all individuals can fully develop and express their potentials. PROUT shares many of the program objectives of green, deep ecology, natural capitalism, and other progressive social philosophies, but is more comprehensive in scope and more firmly grounded in spiritual-humanist values.
PROUT: A New Paradigm of Development makes available for the first time an accessible and comprehensive exposition of Sarkar's powerful socioeconomic theory. The book's content is well-organized, and its writing clear and accessible. Major topics covered include PROUT's value base (neohumanism), it fundamental design principles, theory of history, social/cultural concepts, political system, economic system, ecological philosophy, future vision, and methodology for change. The book is just over 600 pages in length and published in quality paperback edition. 619 pages.
Introduction: The Rise of Spiritual-Centered Social Philosophy
Neohumanism: Humanism Expanded
Building a New Society: Beyond Dogma
By Ronald (Ravi) Logan, the author/editor, is an internationally recognized authority on PROUT and an Associate Director of the PROUT Institute.