Gelber, Katharine and Panzironi, Francesca (2012). Introduction. In Francesca Panzironi and Katharine Gelber (Ed.), The capability approach: development practice and public policy in the Asia-Pacific region (pp. 1-6) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

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Author Gelber, Katharine
Panzironi, Francesca
Title of chapter Introduction
Title of book The capability approach: development practice and public policy in the Asia-Pacific region
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Introduction, foreword, editorial or appendix
Series Routledge Advances in Social Economics
ISBN 9780415685733
Editor Francesca Panzironi
Katharine Gelber
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Total chapters 13
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The capability approach has become widely influential around the world. It was originally developed by Nobel laureate, and Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, Amartya Sen, and then further elaborated by Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, Martha Nussbaum. It has become an important new paradigm in development theory and practice. Its central question is: what are people able to do and to be? Applied to development theory, the capability approach has radically altered the way in which people view how resources can and should be utilized to assist people to change the circumstances of their lives, so that they become capable of choosing how to live and function well.
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Created: Thu, 14 Jun 2012, 11:35:15 EST by Dr Katharine Gelber on behalf of School of Political Science & Internat'l Studies