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Author Deneulin, Severine
Title An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach : Freedom and Agency
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
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Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures, Tables and Boxes -- Untitled -- List of Contributors -- List of Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Part I: Concepts -- 1. A Normative Framework for Development -- Normative, positive and predictive -- Case studies -- Normative frameworks matter -- People first -- 2. The Human Development and Capability Approach -- Human development -- Going deeper: The capability approach -- 3. Ideas Related to Human Development -- Human development and market liberalism: Freedom compared -- How the idea of freedom is spread -- The basic needs approach -- Human rights -- Human security -- Other related ideas -- Part II: Topics -- 4. Economic Growth -- Growth in the history of economic thought -- Contemporary approaches to economic growth -- Economic growth as a means to human flourishing -- 5. Equality and Justice -- A brief description of the literature on theories of justice -- Rawls' theory of justice in a nutshell -- Rawlsian justice versus the capability approach -- What do we need for a capability theory of justice? -- Gender justice and justice for marginalized groups -- From theories of justice to just practices and policies -- 6. Poverty and Inequality Measurement -- The importance and limitations of measurement -- Income-based measures of inequality -- Income poverty measurement: Two steps -- Measuring development and well-being: The Human Development Index (HDI) -- Multidimensional poverty measurement -- 7. Institutions, Markets and Economic Development -- Institutions in economic development -- Markets -- Institutions and markets in the human development approach -- 8. Democracy and Political Participation -- A mechanism for exercising agency in public sphere -- The value of democracy -- From democratic theory to practice -- Public reasoning
Political participation at the global level -- 9. Education -- Human capital -- Human capital and the capability approaches compared -- Applying the capability approach to education -- 10. Health -- What is health? -- Conventional approaches to health -- Health within the human development and capability approach -- Health at the heart of inter-locking deprivations -- 11. Culture and Religion -- Part I Culture -- Development perspectives -- Anthropological perspectives -- Human development perspectives -- Part II Religion -- The Protestant ethic approach -- Religion as moral base -- Religion as human right -- Religion as dimension of well-being -- Faith-based organizations -- The possibility of reasoning -- Part III: Policy -- 12. Human Development Policy Analysis -- Main areas of public policy -- Policy in the private, non-profit and international sectors -- Politics and power -- Tools for policy analysis -- A human development perspective -- 13. Policy Case Studies -- A personal narrative of a woman's life in Ghana -- Gender policy in Turkey -- Fiscal policy in Syria -- Security policy in Haiti -- Technical assistance policy in Afghanistan -- Post-conflict policy in Liberia -- Appendix 1: Teaching the human development and capability approach: Some pedagogical implications -- Appendix 2: Didactic Pictures -- Index
Aimed at undergraduates and post-graduates in the social sciences, as well as development practitioners, this textbook provides an introduction to the human development and capability approach; it also clarifies key concepts and fosters debate on a number of critical issues. The book offers new perspectives on a wide range of topics, which include the conceptualisation and measurement of well-being and inequality; the role of markets and economic growth in promoting development; the importance of democracy and public debate; culture and religion; health; equality and justice; and the connections between social and economic policy in addressing poverty and inequality. Case studies from across the world are used to illustrate concepts and highlight the relevance of the approach in addressing contemporary development challenges. A set of questions accompanies each chapter for seminar discussion to help readers assimilate central points and apply the approach to diverse realities. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the human development and capability approach for students and practitioners world-wide
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Deneulin, Severine An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach : Freedom and Agency London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2009 9781844078059
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