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Creating capabilities : the human development approach

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In this critique, Martha Nussbaum argues that our dominant theories of development have given us policies that ignore our most basic human needs for dignity and self-respect.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 9780674072350 0674072359
OCLC Number: 828416219
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: xii, 237 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. A woman seeking justice --
2. The central capabilities --
3. A necessary counter-theory --
4. Fundamental entitlements --
5. Cultural diversity --
6. The nation and global justice --
7. Philosophical influences --
8. Capabilities and contemporary issues.
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.

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This is a primer on the Capabilities Approach, Martha Nussbaum's innovative model for assessing human progress. She argues that much humanitarian policy today violates basic human values; instead,  Read more...

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Offering a forceful and persuasive account of the failings of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as an accurate reflection of human welfare, the distinguished philosopher Nussbaum provides a framework for Read more...

 
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