Children and the Capability Approach

  • Mario Biggeri
  • Jérôme Ballet
  • Flavio Comim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction and Theoretical Perspectives on Children and the Capability Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Flavio Comim, Jérôme Ballet, Mario Biggeri, Vittorio Iervese
      Pages 3-21
    3. Jérôme Ballet, Mario Biggeri, Flavio Comim
      Pages 22-45
  3. Understanding Children’s Capabilities: Methods and Case Studies

  4. Policy Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Jérôme Ballet, Augendra Bhukuth, Katia Radja
      Pages 271-285
    3. Mario Biggeri, Augendra Bhukuth, Jérôme Ballet
      Pages 286-303
    4. JungA Uhm, Ferdinand Lewis, Tridib Banerjee
      Pages 304-328
  5. Conclusions

About this book


Exploring a wide variety of case studies and developmental issues from a capability perspective, this book is an original contribution to both development and children's studies that raises a strong case for placing children's issues at the core of human development.


children development education emotion environment identity methods Nation participation poverty

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario Biggeri
    • 1
  • Jérôme Ballet
    • 2
  • Flavio Comim
    • 3
  1. 1.University of FlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en YvelinesFrance
  3. 3.St Edmund’s CollegeUniversity of CambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32998-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-30837-4
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