Children and the Capability Approach

Children and the Capability Approach

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Exploring a wide variety of case studies and developmental issues from a capability perspective, this book is an original contribution to both development and children's studies that raises a strong case forplacing children's issues at the core of human development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349329984
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Series: Studies in Childhood and Youth
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 353
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x (d)

About the Author

TINDARA ADDABBO Associate Professor of Political Economics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy RUDOLF ANICH Junior Researcher at the International Organization for Migration, Geneva, Switzerland PARUL BAKHSHI Freelance Social Psychologist with experience in the fields of Education, Gender and Disability TRIDIB BANARJEE holder of the James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Southern California, USA KAUSHIK BASU C.Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics at Cornell University, USA BHUKUTH AUGENDRA Centre for Research and Poverty Analysis in the National Empowerment Foundation at the Republic of Mauritius, Mauritius LAURA CAMFIELD Senior Researcher at Young Lives, the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, UK MARIA LAURA DI TOMMASO Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Turin, Italy MARISA HORNA Psychotherapist at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru IERVESE VITTORIO Researcher and Assistant Professor in Sociology of Culture at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy ANNE KELLOCK Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, UK REBECCA LAWTHOM Reader in Community Practice in the Psychology Department at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK FERDINAND LEWIS Lecturer at the College of Design, Constructions and Planning at the University of Florida, USA RENATO LIBANORA Lecturer in the Anthropology of Development at the University of Florence, Italy STEFANO MARIANI Economist and Statistician at the Department of Statistics, University of Florence, Italy KATIA RADJA Senior Lecturer at the University of Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines, France BRADREDDINE SERROKH Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for European Research in Microfinance, Universitié Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium YISAK TAFERE Lead Qualitative Researcher for Young Lives, Ethiopia JEAN-FRANCOIS TRANI Senior Research Associate at the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre at University College London, UK JUNGA UHM Currently works as a Regional Planner at the Southrn California Association of Governments, USA.

Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgements Preface PART I: INTRODUCTION AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDREN AND THE CAPABILITY APPROACH Introduction: Theoretical Foundations and the Book's Roadmap; F.Comim, J.Ballet, M.Biggeri & V.Iervese Children's Agency and the Capability Approach: A Conceptual Framework; J.Ballet, M.Biggeri & F.Comim Child Poverty as Capability Deprivation: How to Choose Domains of Child Well-Being and Poverty; M.Biggeri & S.Mehrotra PART II: UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN'S CAPABILITIES: METHODS AND CASE STUDIES From Valuing to Evaluating: Tools and Procedures to Operationalize the Capability Approach; M.Biggeri & R.Libanora Street Children in Kampala and NGOs' Action: Understanding Capabilities Deprivation and Expansion; R.Anich, M.Biggeri, R.Libanora & S.Mariani Sen's Capability Approach: Children and Well-Being Explored through the use of Photography; A.Kellock & R.Lawthom Child Agency and Identity: The Case of Peruvian Children in a Transitional Situation; M.Horna Padrón & J.Ballet Microfinance, Street Children and the Capability Approach: Is Microfinance an Appropriate Tool to Address the Street Children Issue?; B.Serrokh 'Good for Children?' Local Understandings versus Universal Prescriptions: Evidence from Three Ethiopian Communities; L.Camfield & Y.Tafere Children's Capabilities and Family Characteristics in Italy: Measuring Imagination and Play; T.Addabbo & M.Di Tommaso PART III: POLICY IMPLICATIONS Re-Thinking Children's Disabilities Through the Capability Lens: A Framework for Analysis and Policy Implications; J.Trani, P.Bakhshi & M.Biggeri Re-Thinking Access to Education Through the Capability Approach: The Case of Street Children; J.Ballet, A.Bhukuth & K.Radja Re-Examining Children's Economic and Non-Economic Activities using the Capability Approach; M.Biggeri, A.Bhukuth & J.Ballet Children's Capabilities: Toward a Framework for Evaluating the Built Environment; J.Uhm, F.Lewis, & T.Banerjee PART IV: CONCLUSIONS Developing Children's Capabilities: The Role of Emotions and Parenting Style; F.Comim Final Remarks and Conclusions: The Promotion of Children's Active Participation; M.Biggeri, F.Comim & J.Ballet

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