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  1. Latin American Network: Introduction

    …together on the next ALCADECA conference which is expected to take place in 2021. The HDCA-LA network’s main activities are to facilitate communication between the researchers in the region, to share relevant information, to organize academic events, and to provide different kinds of opportunities to build an inclusive and diverse space for discussion on topics related to human development in Latin America. While we strongly encourage all colleagu…

  2. Call for Papers: “Linking social innovation and empowerment: A public policy role?”

    …le?”, scheduled at the next IPPA Conference ICPP5 Barcelona, to be held 6th-8th July 2021. The panel wants to investigate the role of social innovation in fostering women’s empowerment, with a specific focus on public policies able to enhance citizens’ collective and individual capabilities. The panel is coordinated by Raquel Gallego-Calderón (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona) and Lara Maestripieri (Politecnico di Milano/Universitat Autónoma de B…

  3. Call for Abstract / Papers for an Edited Volume: “Application of Capability Approach to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals”

    …: The Case of Ghana: International Journal on World Peace, Vol. XXXV, 2, 53-82 – Ikejiaku, B., (2015), Current International Security Sector Development (SSD) and its Implication for Developing Countries, Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Fall/Winter 2014, XVI, No. 1, 155-172. – Ibid, (2012). Poverty-Conflict Nexus: the contentious issue revisited. European Journal of Sustainable Development. 1. 2, 127-150. (ECSDEV). – Ibid, (2009)…

  4. HDCA Undergraduate Workshop II: Exploring “worthwhile development”

    …pability approach (this event is open to undergraduate HDCA members and non-members.) If places remain a few days before we will offer to masters students in addition. This is our second undergraduate workshop in a series of three. The next undergraduate workshop is planned for 14th July (with a presentation from Lori Keleher). Please note there is a separate workshop series for graduate students; the next one is on the 9th June. The HDCA strives…

  5. Book Launch: The Social Construction of Capabilities in a Tamil Village

    …of opportunities possible within a stratified social system in which caste-based socio-economic privileges are inherited and social mobility constrained? The Social Construction of Capabilities in a Tamil Village answers this question by analysing the intersections between caste, class and education, and argues that capabilities—that is, the competence or life skills one acquires through education—are socially constructed and not an inherent trai…

  6. Bouncing back or bouncing forward: social resilience, social rights and capabilities in the post-Covid19 Europe

    Date – 26 January 2021 Time – 1-2.30pm UTC DESCRIPTION Ongoing changes in European welfare states call for a new, dynamic and multifaceted understanding of social citizenship. On the one hand, the endorsement of the European Pillar of Social Rights in 2017 provides a framework to foster upward social convergence among the member states and increases the centrality of social policies in the European architecture. On the other hand, recurring shock…

  7. HDCA Teacher Workshop 2: Teaching at Undergraduate Level

    …:30 UTC Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hdca-teacher-workshop-2-teaching-at-undergraduate-level-tickets-138223420973 In this second event in our Teacher Workshop series we will be focussing on developments and ideas for teaching about human development and the CA at undergraduate level. We welcome teachers who are currently teaching on this subject to join us for this event. The workshop is open to members and non-members of the HDCA…

  8. HDCA WEBINAR: The State of the Union: Reflections on Democracy and Division in and beyond the United States of America

    …11:00AM EST Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-state-of-the-union-reflections-on-democracy-and-division-tickets-139617043335 Democracy is in crisis. The United States—once viewed as the world’s most stable democracy—is witnessing a surge of right-wing extremism, nationalism, and authoritarian populism fueled, in part, by conspiracy theories and disinformation campaigns, white supremacy, and toxic masculinity. These forces co…

  9. HDCA history & mission

    …e. History Launched in 2004, the HDCA has over the years been led by a number of presidents, who come from different scholarly disciplines: Amartya Sen (2004 – 2006) – economics Martha Nussbaum (2006 – 2008) – philosophy Frances Stewart (2008-2010) – development studies Kaushik Basu (2010-2012) – economics Tony Atkinson (2012-2014) – economics Henry Richardson (2014-2016) – philosophy Ravi Kanbur (2016-2018) – economics Ingrid Robeyns (2018-2020)…

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