Women and Human Development The Capabilities Approach

ISBN-10: 0521003857
ISBN-13: 9780521003858
Edition: 2001
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Description: Martha Nussbaum proposes, in this text, a new kind of feminism that is genuinely international, argues for an ethical underpinning to all thought about development planning and public policy, and aims to provoke thought about justice.

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/4/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Martha Nussbaum proposes, in this text, a new kind of feminism that is genuinely international, argues for an ethical underpinning to all thought about development planning and public policy, and aims to provoke thought about justice.

Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Feminism and International Development
Development and Sex Equality
The Capabilities Approach: An Overview
The Capabilities Approach: Sen and Nussbaum
Two Women Trying to Flourish
India: Sex Equality in Theory, Not Reality
Sameness and Difference
In Defense of Universal Values
Challenges to Cross-Cultural Norms
Three Arguments: Culture, Diversity, Paternalism
Defects of Standard Economic Approaches
Central Human Capabilities
Functioning and Capability
Capabilities and Human Rights
Justification and Implementation: Democratic Politics
Capabilities and Women's Lives: A Role for Public Action
Anaptive Preferences and Women's Options
Preference and the Good: Two Unsatisfactory Extremes
Problems with the Concept of Preference
Welfarism: The Internal Critique
Adaptive Preferences and the Rejection of Welfarism
Desire and Justification
Political Stability and the Depth of Habit
The Role of Religion
Religious Liberty and Sex Equality: A Dilemma
Secular Humanists and Traditionalists
Two Orienting Principles
Central Capabilities as Compelling State Interests
Non-Religion, Establishment, Balancing
Applying the Approach: The Three Cases
Children and Parents
Capabilities and Loss
Love, Care, and Dignity
A Home for Love and Violence
Capabilities: Each Family Member as End
The Family: Not "by Nature"
The Family as Creation of State Action
Women's Care Giving: "An Eminently Artificial Thing"
Political Liberalism and the Family: Rawls's Dilemma
Bargaining Approaches and Women's Options
Two Debates in International Feminism
Conclusion
Index

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