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Capabilities, Gender, Equality : Towards Fundamental Entitlements, Hardback Book

Capabilities, Gender, Equality : Towards Fundamental Entitlements Hardback

Edited by Flavio (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) Comim, Martha C. (University of Chicago) Nussbaum


Questions of gender, injustice and equality pervade all our lives, and as such, the capabilities or 'human development' approach to understanding well-being and basic political entitlements continues to be debated.

In this thought-provoking book, a range of authors provide unique reflections on the capabilities approach and, specifically, Martha C.

Nussbaum's contributions to issues of gender, equality and political liberalism.

Moreover, the authors tackle a broad range of development issues, including those of religion, ecological and environmental justice, social justice, child care, disability and poverty.

This is the first book to examine Nussbaum's work in political philosophy in such depth, bringing together a group of distinguished experts with diverse disciplinary perspectives.

It also features a unique contribution from Nussbaum herself, in which she offers reactions to the discussion and her latest thoughts on the capabilities approach.

Capabilities, Gender, Equality will interest a wide range of readers and policymakers interested in new human development policies.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 484 pages, 11 Tables, black and white; 5 Halftones, unspecified; 5 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Development studies
  • ISBN: 9781107015692