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The capability approach : concepts, measures and applications

Author: Flavio Comim; Mozaffar Qizilbash; Sabina Alkire
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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An analysis of Amartya Sen's capability approach in the context of poverty and justice.

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Named Person: Amartya Sen; Amartya Kumar Sen; Amartya Kumar Sen; Amartya Kumar Sen; Amartya Kumar Sen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Flavio Comim; Mozaffar Qizilbash; Sabina Alkire
ISBN: 9780521862875 0521862876
OCLC Number: 166626202
Description: xvii, 614 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Sabina Alkire, Mozaffar Qizilbash and Flavio Comim --
Using the capability approach: prospective and evaluative analyses / Sabina Alkire --
pt. I. Concept --
Amartya Sen's capability view: insightful sketch or distorted picture? / Mozaffar Qizilbash --
Sen's capability approach and feminist concerns / Ingrid Robeyns --
Beyond individual freedom and agency: structures of living together in the capability approach / Severine Deneulin --
Does identity matter? On the relevance of identity and interaction for capabilities / Miriam Teschl and Laurent Derobert --
Measuring capabilities / Flavio Comim --
pt. II. Measures --
Do concepts matter? An empirical investigation of the differences between a capability and a monetary assessment of poverty / Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi --
Social exclusion in the EU: a capability-based approach / Fotis Papadopoulos and Panos Tsakloglou --
Complexity and vagueness in the capability approach: strengths or weaknesses? / Enrica Chiappero-Martinetti --
Operationalising Sen's capability approach: the influence of the selected technique / Sara Lelli --
Operationalizing capabilities in a segmented society: the role of institutions / Kanchan Chopra and Anantha Kumar Duraiappah --
pt. III. Applications --
Democracy, decentralisation and access to basic services: an elaboration on Sen's capability approach / Santosh Mehrotra --
Reinforcing households' capabilities as a way to reduce vulnerability and prevent poverty in equitable terms / Jean-Luc Dubois and Sophie Rousseau --
Capabilities over the lifecourse: at what age does poverty damage most? / Shahin Yaqub --
Social policy and the ability to appear in public without shame: Some lessons from a food relief programme in Kinshasa / Tom De Herdt --
capability approach and gendered education: some issues of operationalisation in the context of the HIV/AIDs epidemic in South Africa / Elaine Unterhalter --
Women and poverty in Mozambique: is there a gender bias in capabilities, employment conditions and living standards? / Pier Giorgio Ardeni and Antonio Andracchio --
From the quantity to the quality of employment: an application of the capability approach to the Chilean labour market / Kirsten Sehnbruch.
Responsibility: edited by Flavio Comim, Mozaffar Qizilbash and Sabina Alkire.

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