The capabilities approach and critical social policy: lessons from the majority world?
Carpenter, Mick. (2009) The capabilities approach and critical social policy: lessons from the majority world? Critical Social Policy, Vol.29 (No.3). pp. 351-373. ISSN 0261-0183
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The capabilities approach (CA) most closely associated with the thinner and thicker versions of Sen and Nussbaum has the potential to provide a paradigm shift for critical social policy, encompassing but also transcending some of the limitations associated with the Marshallian social citizenship approach. The article argues, however, that it cannot simply be imported from the majority world, rather there is a need to bear in mind the critical literature that developed around it. This is generally discussed and then critically applied to case studies of CA in the developed capitalist world, particularly the Equalities Review conducted for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Sen, Amartya, 1933-, Great Britain. Equalities Review, Welfare economics, Discrimination -- Great Britain, Human rights -- Great Britain, Equality -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Critical Social Policy|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||August 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 351-373|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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