HDCA (2013). Collectivity in the Capability Approach. Special issue of Maitreyee, the e-bulletin of the HDCA (June 2013).

Theme: Collectivity in the Capability Approach

Table of contents

  • Introduction from the Editors (Ortrud Leßmann & José Manuel Roche)


  • Collective Capabilities: What are they and why are they Important? (Solava Ibrahim)
  • Commitment, Identity, and Collective Intentions (John B. Davis)
  • Concepts of Agency, Sustainable Human Development (SHD) and Collective Abilities (Jürgen Volkert)

In practice

  • Using the Choice Framework to Situate Cases of Collective Action in Capabilities Thinking: the Example of Public Procurement (Dorothea Kleine)