The Albanian Cultural and Social Welfare
The transition of Albanian society of course that brought a range of changes in all aspects of our life. Some of the major
changes are seems in education system, family institution, economy and policy systems. ‘Cultivation of mind’ is the strong point of social
civilization nowadays because the social welfare depends on directly from high culture of society. According to, the sustainable
development is a normative concept which involves trade-offs among social, ecological and economic objectives, and is required to
sustain the integrity of the overall system. This is usefully formalized in terms of a social welfare function which is based on an aggregate
of individual preferences and, as a prerequisite of intergenerational equity and overall system integrity, on a set of sustainability
constraints. A ‘sustainability-based social value function’ is proposed to integrate these issues, and to go beyond traditional conceptions
of sustainability that are either based on a value principle of maintaining some aggregate of capital (‘weak sustainability’), or stationarystate
criteria of maintaining social, ecological and economic assets constant over time (‘strong sustainability’). Along with individual
preferences and macroeconomic objectives, the proposed welfare function integrates principles of basic human needs (‘critical economic
capital’), integrity of the ecosystem (‘critical ecological capital’) and the socio-cultural system (‘critical social capital’). This implies
restrictions of the social opportunity space within which sustainable development can proceed and the new value function is defined.
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