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Creating capabilities : the human development approach

Author: Martha C Nussbaum
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a primer on the "Capabilities Approach," Nussbaum's innovative model for assessing human progress. She argues that much humanitarian policy today violates basic human values; instead, she offers a unique means of redirecting government and development policy toward helping each of us lead a full and creative life.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha C Nussbaum
ISBN: 9780674050549 0674050541 9780674061200 0674061209
OCLC Number: 676725360
Description: xii, 237 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A woman seeking justice --
The central capabilities --
A necessary counter-theory --
Fundamental entitlements --
Cultural diversity --
The nation and global justice --
Philosophical influences --
Capabilities and contemporary issues.
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.

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