Foundational Issues in the Capability Approach

This thematic group brings together researchers concerned with Foundational Conceptual Issues in the development & capability theory and literature. We aim to provide a platform to support and promote foundational research within the HDCA community about important concepts in the Capability Approach such as agency, freedom, evaluation, justice, and well-being. The group will have an email list for sharing questions, comments, working papers, bibliographic references, and announcements of relevant events such as conferences. Activities: We will organise panel sessions at future HDCA conferences.  An international workshop between the annual HDCA conferences is also being considered.


Morten Fibieger Byskov
Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group, Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, UK

Rebecca Gutwald
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Munich, Germany