Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach / Edition 1

Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach / Edition 1

by Martha C. Nussbaum
     
 

In this book Martha Nussbaum, proposes a new kind of feminism that is genuinely international, argues for an ethical underpinning to all thought about development planning and public policy, and dramatically moves beyond the abstractions of economists and philosophers to embed thought about justice in the concrete reality of the struggles of poor women. See more details below

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In this book Martha Nussbaum, proposes a new kind of feminism that is genuinely international, argues for an ethical underpinning to all thought about development planning and public policy, and dramatically moves beyond the abstractions of economists and philosophers to embed thought about justice in the concrete reality of the struggles of poor women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521003858
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Seeley Lectures Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
334
Sales rank:
385,778
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
Introduction: Feminism and International Development1
I.Development and Sex Equality1
II.The Capabilities Approach: An Overview4
III.The Capabilities Approach: Sen and Nussbaum11
IV.Two Women Trying to Flourish15
V.India: Sex Equality in Theory, Not Reality24
VI.Sameness and Difference31
Chapter 1In Defense of Universal Values34
I.Challenges to Cross-Cultural Norms34
II.Three Arguments: Culture, Diversity, Paternalism41
III.Defects of Standard Economic Approaches59
IV.Central Human Capabilities70
V.Functioning and Capability86
VI.Capabilities and Human Rights96
VII.Justification and Implementation: Democratic Politics101
VIII.Capabilities and Women's Lives: A Role for Public Action106
Chapter 2Anaptive Preferences and Women's Options111
I.Preference and the Good: Two Unsatisfactory Extremes112
II.Problems with the Concept of Preference119
III.Welfarism: The Internal Critique122
IV.Adaptive Preferences and the Rejection of Welfarism135
V.Desire and Justification148
VI.Political Stability and the Depth of Habit161
Chapter 3The Role of Religion167
I.Religious Liberty and Sex Equality: A Dilemma168
II.Secular Humanists and Traditionalists174
III.Two Orienting Principles187
IV.Central Capabilities as Compelling State Interests198
V.Non-Religion, Establishment, Balancing206
VI.Applying the Approach: The Three Cases212
VII.Children and Parents230
VIII.Capabilities and Loss235
Chapter 4Love, Care, and Dignity241
I.A Home for Love and Violence242
II.Capabilities: Each Family Member as End245
III.The Family: Not "by Nature"252
IV.The Family as Creation of State Action261
V.Women's Care Giving: "An Eminently Artificial Thing"264
VI.Political Liberalism and the Family: Rawls's Dilemma270
VII.Bargaining Approaches and Women's Options283
VIII.Two Debates in International Feminism290
Conclusion298
Index305

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