The Capability Approach: Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region [NOOK Book]

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This book examines the application of the capability approach in development practice and in public policy, focussing on its adoption in the Asia-Pacific region, in both developed and developing countries.

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The Capability Approach: Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region

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Overview

This book examines the application of the capability approach in development practice and in public policy, focussing on its adoption in the Asia-Pacific region, in both developed and developing countries.

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"This is a very good introduction of the capability approach [...] The book provides a well-edited, serious-minded introduction to the ideas behind the capability approach and its application in multiple contexts. [...] The scope of this book should advance the application of the cpaability approach and is an invaluable resource for those interested in its theoretical aspects and applications." - Peter Larmour, The Australian National University, in Journal of Southeast Asian Economics, Vol 30, August 2013
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Meet the Author

Francesca Panzironi is Lecturer in Development Studies in the School of Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Katharine Gelber is Associate Professor in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Katharine Gelber and Francesca Panzironi Part 1: Issues in Capability Theory 1. The Capability Approach: Its Interpretation and ‘Limitations’ Mozaffar Qizilbash 2. Nussbaum’s Capabilities Approach: Its Impact on Theory and Practice in Social Development Richard Hugman 3. Nussbaum’s Capabilities Approach and Freedom of Speech Katharine Gelber Part 2: Developed Countries in the Asia-Pacific: Marginalisation, Well-being and Public Policy 4. Thinking About Maori Development in Terms of the Capability Approach: The Shift Towards the Adoption of the Maori Potential Approach Manuhuia Barcham 5. The ‘Indigenous Capability Right to Health’ and Australia’s ‘Close the Gap’ Indigenous Health Policy Francesca Panzironi 6. Aboriginal Peoples’ Participation in the Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 in South Australia David Baker, Francesca Panzironi and Sydney Sparrow 7. Living on the Margins: The Capabilities of Older Renters in Sydney, Australia Alan Morris 8. A Method for Assessing the Adequacy of Australian Children’s Living Standards Gerry Redmond 9. Beyond Participation: A Capability Approach to Urban Development in Sydney Andy Dong Part 3: Developing Countries in the Asia-Pacific 10. Samoa, Vanuatu and New Zealand: Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Programs John Schischka 11. Re-Evaluating the MDG framework in Papua New Guinea Joy Paton and Elisabeth Valiente-Riedl 12. Sri Lanka: Using Information and Communications Technology to Build Capabilities for Wellbeing in Post-Conflict Communities Donna Vaughan

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