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Capability Approach, Empowerment and Participation : Concepts, Methods and Applications - (Hardcover)
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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.
Genre: Social Science, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Methodology, International
Series Title: Rethinking International Development Series
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Book theme: Economics
Street Date: May 13, 2019
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-0470
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