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Functioning and Capability: The Foundations of Sen's and Nussbaum's Development Ethic, Part 2

David A. Crocker

in Women, Culture, and Development

Published in print November 1995 | ISBN: 9780198289647
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596698 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198289642.003.0007

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

 Functioning and Capability: The Foundations of Sen's and Nussbaum's Development Ethic, Part 2

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Crocker presents an exposition of the thinking underlying the capabilities approach as developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, detailing the ethic's foundational concepts of functioning and capability, its structure, and its relevance for a reconstruction of freedom, rights, and justice.

Keywords: achievement; agency; capability; freedom; functioning; justice; opportunity; rights; well‐being

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Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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