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Women's Capabilities and Social Justice

Martha Nussbaum

in Gender Justice, Development, and Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256457
eISBN:
9780191601989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256454.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter proposes a capabilities approach to international development that can recognize and address the special problems women face. It focuses on human capabilities, i.e., what people are able ... More


Poverty and Human Development

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Each of the four chapters of Part I of the book synthesizes one aspect that must be specified in the operationalization of the capability approach, then proposes a framework for doing so. The issue ... More


Human Capabilities, Female Human Beings

Martha C. Nussbaum

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:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Nussbaum argues that the best way to tackle the issue of women's equality in developing countries is to begin with a conception of the human being and human functioning. By seeing certain ... More


Three Case Studies

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The sixth and seventh chapters that make up Part II of the book consist of one practical and much narrower application of the capability approach, namely, a discussion of how economic analysis ... 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


Assessing Capability Change

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The sixth and seventh chapters that make up Part II of the book consist of one practical and much narrower application of the capability approach, namely, a discussion of how economic analysis ... More


Human Cognitive Capabilities, Representativeness, and Ground Rules for Research

Jie W Weiss and David J Weiss

in A Science of Decision Making: The Legacy of Ward Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322989
eISBN:
9780199869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter argues that the rejection of human capability to perform probabilistic tasks is extremely premature. Studies which are often cited as showing that people perform such tasks poorly can be ... More


Towards a Transformative Framework

Khalid Malik

in Why Has China Grown So Fast For So Long?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078838
eISBN:
9780199081646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078838.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter delves into the concept of ’development as transformation’ to explain the nature of the development process of an economy. As opposed to neoclassical thinking, this perspective takes ... More


Work, Human Rights, and Human Capabilities

Virginia Mantouvalou

in The Capability Approach to Labour Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836087
eISBN:
9780191873447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836087.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter examines the value of work and the requirements of the content of work against two normative frameworks: first, human rights, and second, human capabilities. Its main question is whether ... More


Early childhood educational curricula: implications of the capability approach

Antoanneta Potsi

in Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447334316
eISBN:
9781447334354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334316.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the potential of the capability approach as a framework of normative aims for early childhood education (ECE) curricula. More specifically, it considers Martha Nussbaum's list ... More


Identities and capabilities

Bryan Fanning

in Integration and Social Cohesion in the Republic of Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084782
eISBN:
9781781702215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084782.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Why did a country adept at squeezing out surplus family members since the Famine, one that defined itself as monocultural, one that found it difficult to accommodate its small Jewish, Protestant and ... More


Introduction

John Finnis

in Reason in Action: Collected Essays Volume I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580057
eISBN:
9780191729379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580057.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory chapter starts by reflecting discursively on the foundations of practical reason, and its significance for our knowledge of human nature. Practical reasoning, in its primary form — ... More


Human Rights and the Ethics of Uncertainty

Joe Hoover

in Reconstructing Human Rights: A Pragmatist and Pluralist Inquiry into Global Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198782803
eISBN:
9780191825958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782803.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter critically assess prominent philosophical accounts of human rights, looking to essentialist and rationalist traditions. Essentialist theories are discussed in terms of natural rights and ... More


Work as a Human Good

Andrea Veltman

in Meaningful Work

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190618179
eISBN:
9780190618209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618179.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides an overview of theories of human flourishing and other philosophical conceptions of the good life for human beings. The author draws on Aristotle for a conception of happiness ... More


Culture in Law and Development: Nurturing Positive Change

Lan Cao

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199915231
eISBN:
9780199362936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915231.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The growth of international law in the post–World War II era stemmed partly from the belief that universal norms would make life for the world’s population safer, more equitable, and more conducive ... More


Capabilities Approaches and Labour Law through a Relational and Restorative Regulatory Lens

Bruce P. Archibald

in The Capability Approach to Labour Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836087
eISBN:
9780191873447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836087.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter examines the question of whether the law should prohibit or prevent jobs that are robotic in the nature of their performance against two normative frameworks: first, the framework of ... More


India and China †: “The Art of Prolonging Life”

Lincoln C. Chen

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Amartya Sen has often cited the deep historical roots of India and China in sharing knowledge about health and longevity. In health, these two giant civilizations share many commonalities in health ... More


What Makes Work Meaningful?

Andrea Veltman

in Meaningful Work

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190618179
eISBN:
9780190618209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618179.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter answers the question, “what makes work meaningful?” with a pluralistic account of meaningfulness, identifying four primary dimensions of meaningful work: (1) developing or exercising the ... More


Ricoeur’s Architectonic of Moral Religion

James Carter

in Ricoeur on Moral Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198717157
eISBN:
9780191785887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717157.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This opening chapter introduces the key concepts and components of Ricoeur’s architectonic of moral religion. It offers some background to the development of the concept of human capability in ... More


Play and the Physical Environment

Thomas S. Henricks

in Play and the Human Condition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039072
eISBN:
9780252097058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039072.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter examines the intersection between human capability and the physical environment, and more specifically between active play and material forms. It begins by discussing the evolution of ... More


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