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dc.contributor.advisorMulgan, Tim
dc.contributor.authorWatene, Krushil P. M.
dc.coverage.spatial[8], 181 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Capability Approach was initially developed by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, with the first basic articulation presented in his 1979 ‘Equality of What?’ Tanner Lecture. Since then, the approach has gained a huge amount of attention as a conceptual framework which offers a clear and insightful way to measure well-being and development. Most recently, the approach has been refined and extended by Martha Nussbaum to issues of disability, nationality, and species membership in political philosophy. This project is about the foundations of the capability approach. More specifically, this project asks whether we can, and whether there are good reasons to, strengthen those foundations. The conclusions drawn here are that we ought to think seriously about the way that the capability approach develops as a theory that responds to real world challenges and change. More importantly, this project contends – in light of the challenges of future people and indigenous peoples – that there is good reason to think of new ways to ground the approach. This project takes up this challenge and grounds the approach in a modified version of Tim Mulgan’s approach to well-being. This project demonstrates that this alternative enriches the capability approach by providing us with a way of making sense of important problems, and with options for moving forward. Overall, this project asks important questions about how the capability approach could evolve based on challenges that remain relatively under-explored in the current literature. This project contributes to this literature by demonstrating that we can and ought to strengthen the capability approach and its ability to understand, take on board, and resolve these challenges.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subjectCapability approachen_US
dc.subjectFuture peopleen_US
dc.subjectHuman developmenten_US
dc.subjectIndigenous peoplesen_US
dc.subjectDeclaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoplesen_US
dc.subjectMartha Nussbaumen_US
dc.subjectAmartya Senen_US
dc.subjectTim Mulganen_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial justiceen_US
dc.subject.lcshEconomic developmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshSen, Amartya Kumaren_US
dc.subject.lcshMulgan, Timen_US
dc.subject.lcshNussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947-en_US
dc.titleStrengthening the capability approach : the foundations of the capability approach, with insights from two challengesen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US

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