Empowerment and Development

Empowerment and Development

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International development theorists and practitioners agree that human empowerment is a necessary part of good development. This agreement is encouraging because attention and resources are being directed towards the important goal of empowering the oppressed. It is problematic because the agreement is relatively superficial and masks some deep and important disagreements about the goals and means of development theory, policy, and practice.In his essay a€œCan the Capability Approach be Justified?a€85 Thomas Pogge observes that the capability approach developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum has come to play a central role in political philosophy and in normativeanbsp;...

Title:Empowerment and Development
Author:Loretta Wills Keleher
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007


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