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Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Martha C. Nussbaum and Jonathan Glover (eds)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This volume, which grows out of The Quality of Life (eds. Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen, 1993), combines philosophical inquiry with economic concerns regarding women's equality in the developing ... More


Martha C. Nussbaum: Human Capabilities, Female Human Beings

Susan Wolf

in Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Wolf endorses Martha Nussbaum's stance and offers constructive criticism of some of its ambiguities and complications. Wolf's caveats point out that (1) Nussbaum's discussion of ‘human beings’ (as ... More


Economic Growth, Human Well-Being, and the Environment

Workineh Kelbessa

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the interrelationships among economic growth, human well-being. It first considers how and why development theory and practice have failed to make a difference in addressing the ... More


Introduction: Adaptive Preferences and Global Justice

Serene J. Khader

in Adaptive Preferences and Women's Empowerment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777884
eISBN:
9780199919055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777884.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This introduction describes the deliberative perfectionist approach to adaptive preference intervention in a nontechnical fashion and situates it in the context of global justice. It includes an ... More


The Fundamental Problem of Food Ethics

Paul B. Thompson

in From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199391684
eISBN:
9780199391721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391684.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The return of Malthusian scenarios in the 1960s led Peter Singer to claim that famine created a moral responsibility, favoring food aid for distant others. Amartya Sen’s analysis of famine in the ... More


No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Kenneth A. Reinert

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190499440
eISBN:
9780190499471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499440.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book argues in favor of an approach to global policy priorities that emphasizes the attempt to put a minimal set of basic goods and services into the hands of everyone. This universal provision ... More


Basic Goods

Kenneth A. Reinert

in No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190499440
eISBN:
9780190499471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499440.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the basic goods approach to global policy priorities. It reviews the treatment of human need in political philosophy, economics, and social policy and defines basic goods as ... More


What Matters

Kenneth A. Reinert

in No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190499440
eISBN:
9780190499471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499440.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This introductory chapter introduces the basic goods approach and its relationship to the standard growth perspective and the capabilities/human development perspective. It defines basic goods and ... More


Empowerment Through Self-Subordination?: Microcredit and Women’s Agency

Serene J. Khader

in Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199975877
eISBN:
9780199396917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975877.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Development ethicists increasingly define women’s empowerment as the expansion of women’s agency. This chapter argues that this definition ignores the fact that women can increase their ability to ... More


No Small Hope

Kenneth A. Reinert

in No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190499440
eISBN:
9780190499471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499440.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This concluding chapter reviews the basic goods approach, its intellectual sources, and its practical importance. It emphasizes the role of basic goods as basic rights and connects these basic ... More


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