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Justice and the Capabilities Approach

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ISBN13: 9781409430421
Published: March 2012
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £195.00

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The capabilities approach is a widely influential alternative theory of justice, popularized by Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen and also by Martha Nussbaum.

Justice and the Capabilities Approach is the first work of its kind to publish in one place the most influential essays in the field covering a number of topics, including constitutional law, cosmopolitanism, distributive justice, the family, feminism, global justice, human rights, poverty, and social justice. The collection should help inform both scholars and students coming to the study of the capabilities approach for the first time of both the importance and complexity of the wider debate, as well as shed light on how the approach might be further improved and applied.

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Part A Distributive Justice: Well-being, agency, and freedom, Amartya Sen
Equality of welfare, Ronald Dworkin
Equality of resources, Ronald Dworkin.
Part B Human Rights: Capabilities and human rights, Martha C. Nussbaum
Rights, capabilities, and the good society, Robin West
Elements of a theory of human rights, Amartya Sen.
Part C Constitutional Law: Foreword: constitutions and capabilities: 'perception' against lofty formalism, Martha C. Nussbaum
Constitutions and capabilities: a (necessarily) pragmatic approach, Diane P. Wood.
Part D The Family: The problem with polygamy, Thom Brooks
Who secures women's capabilities in Martha Nussbaum's quest for social justice?, Amrita Basu.
Part E Cosmopolitanism and Global Justice: Assessing global poverty and inequality: income, resources, and capabilities, Ingrid Robeyns
Cosmopolitan law?, Noah Feldman
Name index.