Republican Freedom and Amartya Sen’s Theory of Capabilities

Alexander, John M. (2007). "Republican Freedom and Amartya Sen’s Theory of Capabilities" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

I have two main aims in this article, first of which is to locate the points of commonality between republicanism as developed by Philip Pettit1 and Amartya Sen’s theory of capabilities. My second aim is to explore whether Sen’s theory of capabilities can be socially and politically radicalised by endorsing the robustness condition of freedom and the idea of the common good which are central to republicanism.
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