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The Capability Approach and the Praxis of Development

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Séverine Deneulin
    Pages 1-17
  3. Séverine Deneulin
    Pages 18-53
  4. Séverine Deneulin
    Pages 54-86
  5. Séverine Deneulin
    Pages 87-117
  6. Séverine Deneulin
    Pages 118-139
  7. Séverine Deneulin
    Pages 140-174
  8. Séverine Deneulin
    Pages 175-209
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 214-240

About this book


The book examines the extent to which Amartya Sen's conception of 'development as freedom' can be a guide for development policy. It argues that the theoretical foundations of the conception need to be expanded, and that it needs to give more attention to collective and historical dimensions if it is to address poverty effectively.


development foundation Poverty well-being

About the authors

SÉVERINE DENEULIN is a Lecturer in International Development at the University of Bath, UK. She holds a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, and a MA in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Capability Approach and the Praxis of Development
  • Authors S. Deneulin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-9933-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-54769-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-62725-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 240
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Development Economics
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'Deneulin writes with clarity, economy, and purpose, and synthesizes and adds to a series of literatures in philosophy, history and social theory that are extremely relevant for assessing and deepening the capability approach.' - Des Gasper, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities