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Human Development &
Capability Association

Agency, Well-Being and Justice

New Book: “Capability-promoting policies: Enhancing individual and social development”

Edited by Hans-Uwe OttoMelanie Walker and Holger Ziegler

How can unjust societies be overcome with a better distribution of opportunities to flourish? How can human development be revitalized in countries where social welfare is being questioned? In short, how can human development be fostered in practice? These are some of the important questions asked in this volume through analysis of existing policies and conceptualisations of coherent and systematic strategies for human development policies at the local, national and international level.
International contributors innovatively combine the hitherto unpaired perspectives of the Capability Approach and the tradition of Critical Social Policy with empirical examples using case studies from South-Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America. The result is a call for a new, feasible approach towards more socially balanced, democratic and innovative capability-promoting policy activities, models and programmes that reduce social and human suffering to promote an enhanced social quality of current societies around the world.

Publication date: November 2017
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ISBN: 978-1447334316


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