Teacher values and value construction among low income female teachers in Bangalore, India: implications for reflective practice in teacher education in India
Reflective practice amongst teachers in India is inhibited by a summative learning approach characterised by exam performance emphasis and rote learning, leading to the teacher acting as intermediary…
Social capabilities–based flexicurity for a learning economy
Mainstream economists argue that unemployment must be tackled with ‘flexibilisation’ or ‘labour market deregulation’. The public policy application has been the principle of ‘flexicurity’, with mixed…
Standing in Complexity: Positions on Diversity and Conflict: Social differences and the emergence of conflict
- Political Science
In today’s globalized world people are increasingly faced with social differences. Patterns of migration lead to vibrant pluralized societies, characterized by peaceful human encounters, but also,…
Integrating mental health and social development in theory and practice.
- Medicine, PsychologyHealth policy and planning
Compatibility between social development and mental health paradigms is shown to provide a strong framework for integrating mental health and development, and horizontal and vertical integration strategies are suggested.
Universities, professional capabilities and contributions to the public good in South Africa
The generation of a public-good, capabilities-based approach to professional education in South African universities is outlined and proposed as a contribution to wider social transformation. The…
El enfoque de las capacidades de Amartya Sen: alcance y límites.
La tesis tiene como objetivo analizar el sentido, alcance, limites e implicaciones del enfoque de las capacidades elaborado por Amartya Sen desde el ambito de la filosofia moral y politica. Al…
Group Adaptation , Poverty and Well-Being : Some Issues and Observations with Special Reference to the Capability Approach and Development Studies GPRG-WPS-081
- Psychology, Economics
The idea that people adapt to poverty and deprivation by suppressing their wants, hopes and aspirations has gained a lot of currency in development ethics. While the ‘adaptation problem’ is often…
The seductive quality of central human capabilities: sociological insights into Nussbaum and Sen's disagreement
Abstract In an era when relativism and questions of modernity have unsettled the premises and goals of the development project, there is a seductive quality to the universalism of Nussbaum's…
Why Development NGOs in the North Work with the Poor in their Own Communities: Does Everyone Matter ?
This research seeks to understand how, why and with what implications development NGOs based in the global ‘North’ (NDNGOs) establish and maintain domestic poverty programmes, working with poor…
The glory of God is humanity fully alive: exploring Eastern Orthodoxy as a resource for human development in conversation with the capability approach
This dissertation argues that Eastern Orthodox theology is a framework for multidimensional social change or improvement and can inform, and be informed by the multi-disciplinary social science field…
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Food Problem: Theory and Policy
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Human Functioning and Social Justice
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The Moral Standing of the Market
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Public action and the quality of life in developing countries.
- EconomicsOxford bulletin of economics and statistics
Tanzania appears to have been relatively successful in terms of the removal of illiteracy, and Sri Lanka has been successful in raising life expectancy, and the lesson to be learned from their experience is the great importance of employment expansion in poverty removal.