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Creating capabilities : the human development approach

Author: Martha C 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
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 C Nussbaum
ISBN: 9780674072350 0674072359
OCLC Number: 828416219
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Awards: Nominated for Arthur Ross Book Award 2012
Nominated for Victoria Schuck Award 2012
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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A remarkably lucid and scintillating account of the the human development approach seen from the perspective of one of its major architects. -- Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Read more...

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