In Creating Capabilities, Martha Nussbaum argues that our dominant theories of development have given us policies that ignore our most basic human needs for dignity and self-respect. For the past twenty-five years, Nussbaum has been working on an alternate model to assess human development: the Capabilities Approach. She and her colleagues begin with the simplest of questions: What is each person actually able to do and to be? What real opportunities are available to them?I wonder how can individuals, who do not have their basic need covered, can build dignity and self respect?
May 10, 2011
Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach
This is the book [review] of the book with the fresher insight I found today:
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