Why the Capability Approach?

  title={Why the Capability Approach?},
  author={Sabina Alkire},
  journal={Journal of Human Development},
  pages={115 - 135}
  • S. Alkire
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Economics
  • Journal of Human Development
In addressing operational challenges such as poverty or economic development, many researchers and practitioners wish to build upon insights raised by Sen's capability approach and related writings. This paper argues that the comprehensive reach and foundation of the human development and capability approach has a value independent from and additional to their practical outworkings, and yet also that operational specifications are both possible and vital to the further development of the… 
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