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Women and human development: the capabilities approach

Author: Nussbaum, Martha C. Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP) 2000.Language: EnglishDescription: 312 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0521003857Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Women and human development Women and human development CONTENTS Preface Acknowledgments INTRODUCTION: FEMINISM AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT page xiii xv I. 11. 111. IV. V. VI. Development and Sex Equality The Capabilities Approach: An Overview The Capabilities Approach: Sen and Nussbaum Two Women Trying to Flourish India: Sex Equality in Theory, Not Reality Sameness and Difference CHAPTER ONE IN DEFENSE OF UNIVERSAL VALUES 1. 11. 111. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. Challenges to Cross-Cultural Norms Three Arguments: Culture, Diversity, Paternalism Defects of Standard Economic Approaches Central Human Capabilities Functioning and Capability Capabilities and Human Rights Justification and Implementation: Democratic Politics Capabilities and Women's Lives: A Role for Public Action III CHAPTER TWO ADAPTIVE PREFERENCES A N D WOMEN'S OPTIONS I. Preference and the Good: Two Unsatisfactory Extremes II. Problems with the Concept of Preference 112 119 CONTENTS In. Welfarism: The Internal Critique N. Adaptive Preferences and the Rejection of Welfarism V. Desire and Justification VI. Political Stability and the Depth of Habit CHAPTER THREE 122 135 148 161 167 I 68 THE ROLE OF RELIGION I. Religious Liberty and Sex Equality: A Dilemma 11. Secular Humanists and Traditionalists 111. Two Orienting Principles I . Central Capabilities as Compelling State Interests V V. Non-Religion, Establishment, Balancing VI. Applying the Approach: The Three Cases VII. Children and Parents VIII. Capabilities and Loss CHAPTER FOUR I74 187 198 206 212 230 23 5 LOVE, CARE, A N D DIGNITY I. A Home for Love and Violence 11. Capabilities: Each Family Member as End 111. The Family: Not "by Nature" IV. The Family as Creation of State Action V. Women's Care Giving: "An Eminently Artificial Thing" VI. Political Liberalism and the Family: Rawls's Dilemma VII. Bargaining Approaches and Women's Options VIII. Two Debates in International Feminism CONCLUSION 1ndex xii

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