The first in the Human Development and Capability Debates book series is available for purchase from Routledge.
HDCA members receive a 25% discount (email firstname.lastname@example.org for the promotional code.)
The question of the meaning of progress and development is back on the political agenda. How to frame this discontent and search for new alternatives when either Marxism or liberalism no longer provides a satisfactory framework? This book introduces in an accessible way the capability approach, first articulated by Amartya Sen in the early 1980s. Written for an international audience, but rooted in the Latin American reality – a region with a history of movements for social justice – the book argues that the capability approach provides to date, the most encompassing and compelling ethical framework with which to construct action for improving people’s wellbeing and reducing injustices in the world.