Capability approach

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    Abstract

    The capability approach is a normative evaluative framework that has advanced assessments of human societies beyond economic growth. The centrality of agency, pluralism, and freedom makes the capability approach attractive for many social science disciplines and policy makers. Nonetheless, it is not a complete tool and needs to be augmented with explanatory social theories such as anthropology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Anthropology
    Editors Hilary Callan
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
    Pages1-5
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781118924396
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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