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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.

Type

Chapter

Book title

An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach

Publisher

Earthscan / James & James

Publication Date

30/10/2009

Total pages

354

Keywords

human development, capability approach