Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Alexander Kaufman -- Distributive justice and basic capability equality : good enough is not good enough / Richard Arneson -- Capabilities as fundamental entitlements : Sen and social justice / Martha C. Nussbaum -- A sufficientarian approach? a note / Alexander Kaufman -- Capability vs. opportunity for well-being / Peter Vallentyne -- Capabilities and gender inequality / Timothy Hinton -- What goods do to (and for) people : duality and ambiguity in Sen's capability approach? / Alexander Kaufman -- Public debate and value construction in Sen's approach / Sabina Alkire -- Sen and deliberative democracy / David Crocker -- Attending to nature : capabilities and the environment / Victoria Kamsler -- Disability, capability, and thresholds for distributive justice / David Wasserman.
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The capabilities approach to equality, developed by Amartyr Sen and Martha Nussbaum, seeks to answer the question: what is a proper measure of a person's condition for the purposes of determining what we owe each other, as a matter of justice? While the capabilities theory has avoided many of the conceptual difficulties that have undermined competing accounts of egalitarian justice, recent criticisms have raised questions regarding the focus, structure and justification of the theory. In this volume, leading scholars present new and original essays that address these controversies.
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Citation: Kaufman, Alexander. "Capabilities equality : basic issues and problems." New York ; Routledge, 2006.