Turning Sen's capability approach operative thanks to Aristotle's ideas

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Title: Turning Sen's capability approach operative thanks to Aristotle's ideas
Author: Crespo, Ricardo
Abstract: The capabilities approaches (CA) have been originated in the work of the economist Amartya Sen on inequality. Sen, born in India in 1933, is currently Emeritus Professor of Harvard University. He is still active in teaching and researching. He was always concerned with the problem of social justice, poverty and equality. This has led him to hold a broad notion and an ethical view of economics. Driven by these concerns, Sen tackled the topics of inequality and quality of life, and during the 80s he formulated the capability approach. Sen’s capability approach is a broad normative framework for the evaluation and assessment of individual well-being, development of countries, present socio-economic situation and social arrangements in order to implement right policies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/352
Date: 2010


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