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Lists and thresholds: comparing the Doyal-Gough theory of human need with Nussbaum's capabilities approach

Gough, Ian (2014) Lists and thresholds: comparing the Doyal-Gough theory of human need with Nussbaum's capabilities approach. In: Comim, Flavio and Nussbaum, Martha C., (eds.) Capabilities, Gender, Equality: Towards Fundamental Entitlements. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 357-381. ISBN 9781107015692

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Abstract

Questions of gender, injustice and equality pervade all our lives, and as such, the capabilities or 'human development' approach to understanding well-being and basic political entitlements continues to be debated. In this thought-provoking book, a range of authors provide their unique reflections on the capabilities approach and, specifically, Martha C. Nussbaum's contributions to issues of gender, equality and political liberalism. Moreover, they tackle a broad range of development issues, including those of religion, ecological justice, social justice, child care, disability and poverty. This is the first book to examine Nussbaum's work in political philosophy in such depth, bringing together a group of distinguished experts with diverse disciplinary perspectives. It also features a unique contribution from Nussbaum herself, in which she offers reactions to the discussion and her latest thoughts on the capabilities approach. Capabilities, Gender, Equality will interest a wide-range of readers and policy-makers interested in new human development policies.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.cambridge.org/
Additional Information: © 2014 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 14:47
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2019 00:47
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50653

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