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The capability approach and the politics of a social conception of wellbeing
The capability approach constitutes a significant contribution to social theory but its potential is diminished by its insufficient treatment of the social construction of meaning. Social meaningsExpand
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Poverty, sustainability and human wellbeing: A social wellbeing approach to the global fisheries crisis
The purpose of this paper is to explore the extent to which a social wellbeing approach can offer a useful way of addressing the policy challenge of reconciling poverty and environmental objectivesExpand
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Wellbeing in developing countries : from theory to research
Introduction: 1. Theorising wellbeing in international development Ian Gough, J. Allister McGregor and Laura Camfield Part I. Human Needs and Human Wellbeing: 2. Conceptualising human needs andExpand
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Theorising wellbeing in international development
Development and wellbeing At first sight it appears incongruous to discuss wellbeing in relation to developing countries. Most often, and properly, our attention and concern is for the many peopleExpand
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Is resilience socially constructed? Empirical evidence from Fiji, Ghana, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam
The objective of this paper is to better understand the various individual and household factors that influence resilience, that is, people⬢s ability to respond adequately to shocks and stressors.Expand
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Researching Well-Being
This article explores the links between conceptions of well-being, the way these are operationalized in empirical research, the knowledge produced and the policy process. The issues researched -Expand
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Transforming Social Protection: Human Wellbeing and Social Justice
This article calls for a moment of pause to consider the current direction of social protection thinking and practice. It introduces a special issue in which a range of authors explore theExpand
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Needs, Wants and Goals: Wellbeing, Quality of Life and Public Policy
This paper considers the possible contribution of Quality of Life methods in international development policy and practice. It discusses the role of theories of human needs in how public policyExpand
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Cultures of Aspiration and Poverty? Aspirational Inequalities in Northeast and Southern Thailand
The paper provides micro-level evidence of rising inequality in Thailand, using data from an intensive study of seven communities in Northeast and Southern Thailand. This inequality affectsExpand
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