Hartley Dean's book certainly meets a need: he expertly summarises debates over what human needs are, how they relate to happiness and capabilities, and what they entail for human rights and social policies. An invaluable book. Ian Gough Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Bath and co-author of 'A theory of human need'
..this book is a welcome addition to the literature and a very useful resource for teaching that fills an important gap. Gillian Brock in Journal of Social Policy