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Capabilities, Gender, Equality

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Flavio Comim is an Affiliated Lecturer for the Department of Land Economy and the Centre of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, and he also lectures at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He has published widely in areas such as history of economic thought, economic methodology, development ethics and the capability approach.

Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, appointed in the Law School and the Philosophy Department. Over the years, Nussbaum has extended and developed the capabilities approach, and she has received numerous awards for her work.


Provides unique reflections on the capability approach and its relevance to new human development policies and political liberalism.

A multidisciplinary group of experts provide unique reflections on the capabilities or 'human development' approach to understanding well-being and basic political entitlements. With a special focus on Martha C. Nussbaum's contributions to political philosophy, this thought-provoking book will interest a wide range of readers and policymakers interested in human development policies.

Preface; Introduction: capabilities, challenges, and the omnipresence of political liberalism Martha Nussbaum; Part I. The Capabilities Approach: 1. Perfectionist liberalism and political liberalism Martha Nussbaum; 2. Rawlsian social-contract theory and the severely disabled Henry S. Richardson; 3. Logos, pathos and ethos in Martha Nussbaum's capabilities approach to human development Des Gasper; 4. Building capabilities: a new paradigm for human development Flavio Comim; 5. Capabilities or functionings? Anatomy of a debate Marc Fleurbaey; 6. From humans to all of life: Nussbaum's transformation of dignity Jeremy Bendik-Keymer; Part II. Gender: 7. Questioning the gender-based division of labour: the contribution of the capabilities approach to feminist economics Ulrike Knoblock; 8. Primary goods, capabilities, and the millennium development target for gender equity in education Elaine Unterhalter and Harry Brighouse; 9. The weight of institutions on women's capabilities: how far can microfinance help? Muriel Gilardone, Isabelle Guerin and Jane Palier; 10. The capabilities of women: towards an alternative framework for development Santosh Mehrotra; 11. Applying the capabilities approach to disability, poverty, and gender Patricia Saleeby; 12. Educational transformation, gender justice and Nussbaum's capabilities Melanie Walker; 13. The social contract, unpaid child care and women's income capability Hilde Bojer; Part III. Equality: 14. Lists and thresholds: comparing the Doyal-Gough theory of human need with Nussbaum's capabilities approach Ian Gough; 15. Nussbaum, Rawls, and the ecological limits of justice: using capability ceilings to resolve capability conflicts Breena Holland; 16. Social justice and Nussbaum's concept of the person John M. Alexander; 17. God and Martha Nussbaum: towards a reformed Christian view of capabilities Jonathan Warner; Index.


Titel: Capabilities, Gender, Equality
Untertitel: Towards Fundamental Entitlements
EAN: 9781107015692
ISBN: 978-1-107-01569-2
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Naturwissenschaften allgemein
Anzahl Seiten: 515
Gewicht: g
Größe: H228mm x B152mm
Jahr: 2014



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