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Author Panzironi, Francesca
Title The Capability Approach : Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
©2011
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (233 pages)
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Series Routledge Advances in Social Economics Ser
Routledge Advances in Social Economics Ser
Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of figures and tables -- Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- PART I Issues in capability theory -- 1 The capability approach: its interpretation and 'limitations' -- 2 Nussbaum's capabilities approach: its impact on theory and practice in social development -- 3 Nussbaum's capabilities approach and freedom of speech -- PART II Developed countries in the Asia-Pacific: marginalization, well-being and public policy -- 4 Thinking about Maori development in terms of the capability approach: the shift towards the adoption of the Maori Potential Approach -- 5 The 'Indigenous capability-right to health' and Australia's 'Close the Gap' Indigenous health policy -- 6 Aboriginal peoples' participation in the review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 in South Australia -- 7 Living on the margins: the capabilities of older renters in Sydney, Australia -- 8 A method for assessing the adequacy of Australian children's living standards -- 9 Beyond participation: a capability approach to urban development in Sydney -- PART III Developing countries in the Asia-Pacific -- 10 Samoa, Vanuatu and New Zealand: participatory monitoring and evaluation of development programmes -- 11 Re-evaluating the MDG framework in Papua New Guinea -- 12 Sri Lanka: using information and communications technology to build capabilities for well-being in post-conflict communities -- Index
This book provides a unique laboratory of 'capabilities in practice' in the Asia-Pacific region. It explores the application of the capability approach in development practice and public policy from a multidisciplinary perspective by bringing together scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including development studies, health policy, political science, political theory, political economy, architecture, indigenous studies, urban planning and communication technologies. The first part of the book provides a foundational theoretical framework to introduce the empirical applications of the capability theory in different areas of development practice and public policy in the Asia-Pacific region. This part discusses thorny issues in capability theory and raises the potential for capability theory to lead to new ways of thinking about old problems. The second part discusses the application of the capability approach to intransigent problems of marginalisation and the articulation of public policy in New Zealand and Australia. In particular, this part focuses on the potential implications that a capability-based approach can have on the well-being of indigenous peoples in both countries, as well as children, older renters, and urban dwellers in Australia. The third part elucidates how capability theory is being applied by researchers in the Asia-Pacific region to local issues in developing countries such as Samoa, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka. In doing so, it provides original content to the world market in capability theory by focussing on this often-neglected area of scholarship. As a whole, this volume offers a unique and innovative scrutiny of a multifaceted capability-based analysis of development practice and public policy. The scope and breadth of this volume advance the application of the capability
approach and offer an indispensable resource to scholars, researchers, policy makers and policy practitioners interested in the theoretical insights and practical implications of the capability approach
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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: Panzironi, Francesca The Capability Approach : Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415685733
Subject Economic development -- Pacific Area.;Social planning -- Pacific Area.;Social justice -- Pacific Area.;Equality -- Pacific Area
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Alt Author Gelber, Katharine
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