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The Capability Approach, Empowerment and Participation

Concepts, Methods and Applications

Editors: Clark, David Alexander, Biggeri, Mario, Frediani, Alexandre (Eds.)

  • -Offers theoretical and practical solutions for safeguarding the transformative roots of participation and facilitating empowerment
  • -Reflects on local and global partnerships for sustainable human development
  • -Expands on key concepts in the literature including freedom, agency and empowered learning
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This book explores the linkages between Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach and participatory forms of development – especially those associated with critical pedagogy and empowerment from the bottom-up. It shows how the capability approach and the participatory movement can complement and reinforce each other helping to ensure that democratic principles are respected and become the foundation for sustainable human development. The Capability Approach provides guiding principles for protecting the transformative roots of participation (safeguarding ownership, accountability and empowerment), while participation delivers vital methods for making the Capability Approach operational. Divided into three overlapping parts that focus on concepts, methods and applications, this work draws on diverse fieldwork experiences to unpack power relations, address adaptive preferences, explore individual and collective agency, consider new partnerships for development, and develop innovative concepts.


About the authors

David Alexander Clark is Affiliated Lecturer in the Centre of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Mario Biggeri is Associate Professor in Development Economics at the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Florence, Italy.

Alexandre Apsan Frediani is Associate Professor in the Bartlett Development Planning Unit at University College London, UK.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Human Development and the Capability Approach: The Role of Empowerment and Participation

    Pages 3-36

    Frediani, Alexandre Apsan (et al.)

  • The Practice of Participation and the Capability Approach

    Pages 39-54

    Hammock, John

  • Power and Deliberative Participation in Sen’s Capability Approach

    Pages 55-74

    Patrón, Pepi

  • Balancing Pessimism of the Intellect and Optimism of the Will: Some Reflections on the Capability Approach, Gender, Empowerment, and Education

    Pages 75-99

    Unterhalter, Elaine

  • Notions of Empowerment and Participation: Contributions from and to the Capability Approach

    Pages 101-124

    Frediani, Alexandre Apsan (et al.)

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eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-35230-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-35229-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Capability Approach, Empowerment and Participation
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Methods and Applications
Editors
  • David Alexander Clark
  • Mario Biggeri
  • Alexandre Frediani
Series Title
Rethinking International Development series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35230-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-35230-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35229-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 428
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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