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Women, Culture, and DevelopmentA Study of Human Capabilities$
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Martha C. Nussbaum and Jonathan Glover

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198289647

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198289642.001.0001

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Functioning and Capability: The Foundations of Sen's and Nussbaum's Development Ethic, Part 2

Functioning and Capability: The Foundations of Sen's and Nussbaum's Development Ethic, Part 2

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(p.153) Functioning and Capability: The Foundations of Sen's and Nussbaum's Development Ethic, Part 2
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Women, Culture, and Development
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David A. Crocker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198289642.003.0007

Crocker presents an exposition of the thinking underlying the capabilities approach as developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, detailing the ethic's foundational concepts of functioning and capability, its structure, and its relevance for a reconstruction of freedom, rights, and justice.

Keywords:   achievement, agency, capability, freedom, functioning, justice, opportunity, rights, well‐being

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