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Poverty and human rights : Sen's 'capability perspective' explored

Author: Polly Vizard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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This book provides a major new cross-disciplinary framework for thinking about poverty and human rights. Drawing on the fields of ethics, economics, and international law, Vizard demonstrates how the work of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has expanded and deepened human rights discourse across traditional disciplinary divides.
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Vizard, Polly.
Poverty and human rights.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006296400
(OCoLC)57431405
Named Person: Amartya Sen; Amartya Sen; Amartya Kumar Sen
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Polly Vizard
ISBN: 9780191515224 0191515221 0199273871 9780199273874 1280755229 9781280755224 1429422041 9781429422048 9786610755226 6610755221
OCLC Number: 77192525
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 275 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction and Overview: Poverty, Human Rights, and Sen's 'Capability Approach'; 2. Is Poverty Relevant to the Characterization of Fundamental Freedoms and Human Rights? The Broader Debates in Ethics and Political Theory; 3. Poverty and Human Rights: Sen's Contributions in Ethics; 4. Poverty and Human Rights: Sen's Contributions in Economics; 5. Poverty and Human Rights: The International Legal Framework; 6. Freedom from Poverty as a Basic Human Right: Formal Analysis Using Deontic Logic.
Responsibility: Polly Vizard.

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...a wide-ranging and provocative exploration of the fertility of Sen's ideas... * Social Policy, Volume 36/4 *

 
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