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  1. The Capability Approach and the Debate Between Humanist and Political Perspectives on Human Rights. A Critical Survey.Pablo Gilabert - 2013 - Human Rights Review 14 (4):299-325.
    This paper provides a critical exploration of the capability approach to human rights (CAHR) with the specific aim of developing its potential for achieving a synthesis between “humanist” or “naturalistic” and “political” or “practical” perspectives in the philosophy of human rights. Section II presents a general strategy for achieving such a synthesis. Section III provides an articulation of the key insights of CAHR (its focus on actual realizations given diverse circumstances, its pluralism of grounds, its emphasis on freedom (...)
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    Introduction: Justice and Disadvantages During Childhood: What Does the Capability Approach Have to Offer?Gottfried Schweiger, Gunter Graf & Mar Cabezas - 2016 - Ethical Perspectives 23 (1).
    Justice for children and during childhood and the particular political, social and moral status of children has long been a neglected issue in ethics, and in social and political philosophy. The application of general, adult-oriented theories of justice to children can be regarded as particularly problematic. Philosophers have only recently begun to explore what it means to consider children as equals, what goods are especially valuable to them, and what are the obligations of justice different agents have toward children. In (...)
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    Technology, Capabilities and Critical Perspectives: What Can Critical Theory Contribute to Sen's Capability Approach[REVIEW]Yingqin Zheng & Bernd Carsten Stahl - 2011 - Ethics and Information Technology 13 (2):69-80.
    This paper explores what insights can be drawn from critical theory to enrich and strengthen Sen’s capability approach in relation to technology and human development. The two theories share some important commonalities: both are concerned with the pursuit of “a good life”; both are normative theories rooted in ethics and meant to make a difference, and both are interested in democracy. The paper provides a brief overview of both schools of thought and their applications to technology and human (...)
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  4. Sen's Capability Approach.Thomas R. Wells - 2012 - In J. Feiser & B. Dowden (eds.), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    This article focuses on the philosophical aspects of the Capability Approach and its foundations in the work of Amartya Sen. It discusses the development and structure of Sen’s account, how it relates to other ethical approaches, and its main contributions and criticisms. It also outlines various capability theories developed within the Capability Approach, with particular attention to that of Martha Nussbaum.
     
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    Athletic Policy, Passive Well-Being: Defending Freedom in the Capability Approach.Jessica Begon - 2016 - Economics and Philosophy 32 (1):51-73.
    The capability approach was developed as a response to the ‘equality of what?’ question, which asks what the metric of equality should be. The alternative answers are, broadly, welfare, resources or capabilities. G.A. Cohen has raised influential criticisms of this last response. He suggests that the capability approach’s focus on individuals’ freedom – their capability to control their own lives – renders its view of well-being excessively ‘athletic’, ignoring benefits achieved passively, without the active involvement (...)
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  6. Conceptualising Health: Insights From the Capability Approach[REVIEW]Iain Law & Heather Widdows - 2008 - Health Care Analysis 16 (4):303-314.
    This paper suggests the adoption of a ‘capability approach’ to key concepts in healthcare. Recent developments in theoretical approaches to concepts such as ‘health’ and ‘disease’ are discussed, and a trend identified of thinking of health as a matter of having the capability to cope with life’s demands. This approach is contrasted with the WHO definition of health and Boorse’s biostatistical account. We outline the ‘capability approach’, which has become standard in development ethics and (...)
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  7. A Capability Approach to Justice as a Virtue.Jay Drydyk - 2012 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 15 (1):23-38.
    In The Idea of Justice , Amartya Sen argues for an approach to justice that is comparative and realization-based rather than transcendental and institutional. While Sen’s arguments for such an approach may not be as convincing as he thought, there are additional arguments for it, and one is that it provides a unique and valuable platform on which an account of justice as a virtue of social and political actors (including institutions and social movements) can be built. Hence (...)
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    The Capability Approach and the `Medium of Choice': Steps Towards Conceptualising Information and Communication Technologies for Development. [REVIEW]Dorothea Kleine - 2011 - Ethics and Information Technology 13 (2):119-130.
    Amartya Sen’s capability approach has become increasingly popular in development studies. This paper identifies controllability and operationalisability as two key stumbling blocks which prevent the capability approach from being used even more widely in development practice. It discusses the origins and application of the Choice Framework, a conceptual tool designed to help operationalise the approach. The framework can be used to deconstruct embedded ideologies and analyse the appropriateness of development goals, to map development as a (...)
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    Why the Capability Approach is Justified.Sandrine Berges - 2007 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 24 (1):16–25.
    Sen and Nussbaum's capability approach has in the past twenty years become an increasingly popular and influential approach to issues in global justice. Its main tenet is that when assessing quality of life or asking what kind of policies will be more conducive to human development, we should look not to resources or preference satisfaction, but to what people are able to be and to do. This should then be measured against a more or less narrow conception (...)
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    A Study of Aging Topic Focusing on the Catholic Social Doctrine and Sen's Capability Approach.Hsiang-Yi Lin & Daisy Tai-Hsing Day - 2014 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 13 (37):125-147.
    The purpose of this study is to examine the topic of older people in the world from the perspective of the Social Teaching of the Church. As explained in Christifideles Laici , the Catholic Church believes that the laity is summoned to pave the way for the arrival of God’s Kingdom, and people who are at an advanced age should still respond to God’s calling through their own unique way of contribution. In Familiaris Consortio it is emphasized that the Church (...)
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    Understanding Benefits Realisation of iREACH From a Capability Approach Perspective.Helena Grunfeld, Sokleap Hak & Tara Pin - 2011 - Ethics and Information Technology 13 (2):151-172.
    The research presented in this paper is the first wave of a longitudinal study of a Cambodian information and communication for development (ICT4D) project, iREACH, aimed at testing a framework for evaluating whether and how such initiatives can contribute to capabilities, empowerment and sustainability. The framework is informed by Amartya Sen’s capability approach (CA), uses a participatory methodology, considers the micro-, meso-, and macro- levels in understanding the role ICT can play in the development process, and adopts a (...)
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    What is Equity in Education? Reflections From the Capability Approach.Elaine Unterhalter - 2009 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 28 (5):415-424.
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    Making Sen’s Capability Approach Operational: A Random Scale Framework.John K. Dagsvik - 2013 - Theory and Decision 74 (1):75-105.
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    Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction.Sabina Alkire - 2002 - Oxford University Press.
    Sabina Alkire shows how Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen's capability approach can be coherently---and practically---put to work in poverty reduction activities so that the voices and values of the poor matter. This provides economists, philosophers, theologians, and development practitioners with a way forward that addresses both theoretical and practical challenges.
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    Technology as Empowerment: A Capability Approach to Computer Ethics. [REVIEW]Justine Johnstone - 2007 - Ethics and Information Technology 9 (1):73-87.
    Standard agent and action-based approaches in computer ethics tend to have difficulty dealing with complex systems-level issues such as the digital divide and globalisation. This paper argues for a value-based agenda to complement traditional approaches in computer ethics, and that one value-based approach well-suited to technological domains can be found in capability theory. Capability approaches have recently become influential in a number of fields with an ethical or policy dimension, but have not so far been applied in (...)
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    Endorsement and Freedom in Amartya Sen's Capability Approach.Serena Olsaretti - 2005 - Economics and Philosophy 21 (1):89-108.
    A central question for assessing the merits of Amartya Sen's capability approach as a potential answer to the “distribution of what”? question concerns the exact role and nature of freedom in that approach. Sen holds that a person's capability identifies that person's effective freedom to achieve valuable states of beings and doings, or functionings, and that freedom so understood, rather than achieved functionings themselves, is the primary evaluative space. Sen's emphasis on freedom has been criticised by (...)
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    Sugden's Critique of the Capability Approach.Mozaffar Qizilbash - 2011 - Utilitas 23 (1):25-51.
    In comparing Sen's work with Mill's, Sugden criticizes Sen's capability approach because it may be applied in such a way that society or theorists judge what is best for people and potentially restrict liberty on that basis. Sugden cites Nussbaum's work as evidence in making his case. Sugden's critique of Sen's approach succeeds on a narrow reading of it. On that reading Sen is also critical of it because it does not leave enough room for liberty. On (...)
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    Examining Tobacco Control Strategies and Aims Through a Social Justice Lens: An Application of Sen's Capability Approach.E. Breton & W. Sherlaw - 2011 - Public Health Ethics 4 (2):149-159.
    Although the effectiveness of some tobacco programs and policies has been clearly demonstrated in reducing the overall population smoking prevalence, the health benefits are not equally distributed across all socio-economic classes; a situation that clearly runs against the equalitarian ethos of most modern states. In this article, we evaluate the benefits of using Sen’s Capability Approach as a theory of social justice to guide public health program and policy development in a way that would prevent the further increase (...)
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    Exploring the Link Between Human Rights, the Capability Approach and Corporate Responsibility.César González-Cantón, Sonia Boulos & Pablo Sánchez-Garrido - forthcoming - Journal of Business Ethics:1-15.
    The capability approach is gaining momentum as a theory of corporate responsibility and business ethics at a time when the UN Guiding Principles have become a most important framework. A novel approach is now emerging that seeks to understand and specify human rights obligations of businesses within the framework provided by the capability approach. This article partially examines the triad corporate responsibility–human rights–capability approach by exploring the relationship between human rights and capabilities. Thus, (...)
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    Capability Approach and Sustainability Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum's Contributions.Rosa Colmenarejo - 2016 - Ideas Y Valores 65 (160):121-149.
    La naturaleza interdisciplinar del "enfoque de las capacidades" ha hecho que su estudio se encuentre diseminado en un amplio espectro de revistas. Así el CA se ha asentado en las áreas de la filosofía política o la economía del desarrollo, y ha ampliado su alcance al ser utilizado como marco teórico para la creación de indicadores sobre la privación, la calidad de vida o la salud, o bien para abordar las cuestiones de la educación superior o el impacto de la (...)
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    Capability-Approach und Decent Minimum: Befähigungsgerechtigkeit als Kriterium möglicher Priorisierung im Gesundheitswesen.Peter Dabrock - 2001 - Zeitschrift Für Evangelische Ethik 45 (1):202-215.
    Facing the impending rationing in health care and consequently necessary priorisation, this article pleads for primarily following the capability approach of justice. The decent minimum of just health care is onentated to the capability of leading a personally responsible life, functioning in its respective society. The capability approach is on the one band semantically justified by considering different ideas of humankind; on the other band, its capability of application is structurally checked by a network (...)
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  22. New Frontiers of the Capability Approach.Flavio Comim, Shailaja Fennell & P. B. Anand (eds.) - 2018 - Cambridge University Press.
    For over three decades, the capability approach proposed and developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum has had a distinct impact on development theories and approaches because it goes beyond an economic conception of development and engages with the normative aspects of development. This book explores the new frontiers of the capability approach and its links to human development in three main areas. First, it delves into the philosophical foundations of the approach, re-examining its links (...)
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  23. The Capability Approach: Concepts, Measures and Applications.Flavio Comim, Mozaffar Qizilbash & Sabina Alkire (eds.) - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    The capability approach developed by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has become an important new paradigm in thinking about development. However, despite its theoretical and philosophical attractiveness, it has been less easy to measure or to translate into policy. This volume addresses these issues in the context of poverty and justice. Part I offers a set of conceptual essays that debate the strength of the often misunderstood individual focus of the capability approach. Part II investigates the techniques (...)
     
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    What Are Adaptive Preferences? Exclusion and Disability in the Capability Approach.Jessica Begon - 2015 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 32 (3):241-257.
    It is a longstanding problem for theorists of justice that many victims of injustice seem to prefer mistreatment, and perpetuate their own oppression. One possible response is to simply ignore such preferences as unreliable ‘adaptive preferences’. Capability theorists have taken this approach, arguing that individuals should be entitled to certain capabilities regardless of their satisfaction without them. Although this initially seems plausible, worries have been raised that undermining the reliability of individuals' strongly-held preferences impugns their rationality, and further (...)
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    On the Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Poverty in Cambodia in the Light of Sen's Capability Approach.Maike Schölmerich - 2013 - Asian Journal of Business Ethics 2 (1):1 - 33.
    Abstract The debate on corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been going on for decades, without leading to a clearer understanding of the term. Furthermore, the current literature on the topic remains relatively silent on the actual impact of CSR, especially the impact on issues of international development, for example poverty reduction in the Global South. By developing a conceptual assessment framework with a bipolar differentiated definition of CSR and a Sen-based notion of poverty, the article analyses the effects and impact (...)
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    Gauging the Societal Impacts of Natural Disasters Using a Capability Approach.Colleen Murphy & Paolo Gardoni - 2010 - Disasters 34 (3):619-636.
    There is a widely acknowledged need for a single composite index that provides a comprehensive picture of the societal impact of disasters. A composite index combines and logically organizes important information policy-makers need to allocate resources for the recovery from natural disasters; it can also inform hazard mitigation strategies. This paper develops a Disaster Impact Index (DII) to gauge the societal impact of disasters on the basis of the changes in individuals’ capabilities. The DII can be interpreted as the disaster (...)
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    Stakeholder Management Capability: A Discourse–Theoretical Approach.Abe Zakhem - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 79 (4):395-405.
    Since its inception, Stakeholder Management Capability (SMC) has constituted a powerful hermeneutic through which business organizations have understood and leveraged stakeholder relationships. On this model, achieving a high level of capability largely depends on managerial ability to effectively bargain with stakeholders and establish solidarity vis-à-vis the successful negotiation, implementation, and execution of "win–win" transactional exchanges. Against this account, it is rightly pointed out that a transactional explanation of stakeholder relationships, regarded by many as the bottom line for stakeholder (...)
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    Is the Capability Approach a Sufficient Challenge to Distributive Accounts of Global Justice?Christine Koggel - 2013 - Journal of Global Ethics 9 (2):145 - 157.
    I begin by discussing forms of cosmopolitanism that motivate challenges to distributive accounts of global justice. I then use Sen's version of the capabilities approach to show how distributive accounts fall short, why an overarching theory of justice is not needed, and that democracy understood as the exercise of public reasoning can do the work of identifying and addressing injustices. That said in favor of Sen, I argue that his account fails to attend to the kinds of injustices emerging (...)
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  29. Can the Capability Approach Be Justified?Thomas Pogge - 2002 - Philosophical Topics 30 (2):167-228.
  30. The Capability Approach in Practice.Ingrid Robeyns - 2006 - Journal of Political Philosophy 14 (3):351–376.
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    Is the Capability Approach Paternalist?Ian Carter - 2014 - Economics and Philosophy 30 (1):75-98.
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    Ingrid Robeyns, Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined.Jessica Begon - 2018 - Ethics 129 (1):135-139.
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  33. The Capability Approach.Ingrid Robeyns - 2010 - The Philosophers' Magazine 50 (50):92-93.
  34. Amartya Sen's Capability Approach to Education: A Critical Exploration.Madoka Saito - 2003 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 37 (1):17–33.
  35. Beyond the Dilemma of Difference: The Capability Approach to Disability and Special Educational Needs.Lorella Terzi - 2005 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 39 (3):443–459.
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    Can Merging a Capability Approach with Effectual Processes Help Us Define a Permissible Action Range for AI Robotics Entrepreneurship?Yuko Kamishima, Bart Gremmen & Hikari Akizawa - 2018 - Philosophy of Management 17 (1):97-113.
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    The Capability Approach as Guidance for Corporate Ethics.Georges Enderle - 2013 - In Christopher Luetege (ed.), Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics. Springer. pp. 675--691.
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    Robeyns, Ingrid. Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined. Cambridge: Open Book, 2017. Pp. 268. $41.23 ; $22.87. [REVIEW]Jessica Begon - 2018 - Ethics 129 (1):135-139.
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  39. The Capability Approach and Political Economy of Human Development.Amiya Kumar Bagchi - 2008 - In Kaushik Basu & Ravi Kanbur (eds.), Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement and Volume Ii: Society, Institutions, and Development. Oxford University Press.
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    The Capability Approach.Ingrid Robeyns - 2010 - The Philosophers' Magazine 50:92-93.
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  41. Justice as Fairness and the Capability Approach.Ingrid Robeyns - 2008 - In Kaushik Basu & Ravi Kanbur (eds.), Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement and Volume Ii: Society, Institutions, and Development. Oxford University Press.
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    6 Capability Approach.Ingrid Robeyns - 2009 - In Jan Peil & Irene van Staveren (eds.), Handbook of Economics and Ethics. Edward Elgar. pp. 39.
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    New Directions for the Capability Approach: Deliberative Democracy and Republicanism.R. J. G. Claassen - 2009 - Res Publica 15 (4):421-428.
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    Reconfiguring Informed Consent (with a Little Help From the Capability Approach).Yvette E. Pearson - 2006 - American Journal of Bioethics 6 (1):22 – 24.
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    Amartya Sen's Capability Approach to Development and Gaudium Et Spes.Séverine Deneulin - 2006 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 3 (2):355-372.
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    Editorial: ICT and the Capability Approach.Ilse Oosterlaken & Jeroen van den Hoven - 2011 - Ethics and Information Technology 13 (2):65-67.
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    Turning Sen's Capability Approach Operative Thanks to Aristotle's Ideas.Ricardo F. Crespo - forthcoming - Sapientia.
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    Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction, Sabina Alkire. Oxford University Press, 2002, VII+340 Pages. [REVIEW]Ingrid Robeyns - 2003 - Economics and Philosophy 19 (2):371-377.
  49. Freedom's Value: Some Persisting Questions for Amartya Sen's Capability Approach.Serena Olsaretti - 2014 - Jurisprudence 5 (2):369-375.
     
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    Sabina Alkire, Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction:Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction.Scott A. Anderson - 2003 - Ethics 113 (3):678-680.
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