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Examining Sen's capability approach to development as guiding theory for development policy

Abstract: The purpose of this dissertation is to examine to what extent Sen's freedom-centredview of development, with its existing theoretical foundations, offers sufficienttheoretical insights for guiding development policies towards the enhancement of humanfreedoms.The theoretical part of the dissertation focuses on the three foundational buildingstones of Sen's freedom-centred view of development. First, the capability approach setsthe evaluation space of development in the capabilities that people have reason to chooseand value, but by doing so, it is argued that Sen's capability approach contains tensionsbetween human freedom and human well-being that can be loosened by thickening thisevaluation space with a substantial view of human well-being. Second, the capabilityapproach views individual agency as central in development, but because of the socio-historicaldimension of human freedom and agency, it is argued that concepts ofcollective capabilities and of socio-historical agency are more central in promotinghuman freedoms. Third, promoting human freedoms cannot be dissociated fromdemocratic policy-making. But because the link between the two is not necessary, it isargued that the capability approach's consequentialist evaluation of human well-beingwill have to be thickened by a procedural evaluation which assesses the exercise ofpolitical freedom through certain normative principles of decision-making.The empirical part of the thesis illustrates these theoretical arguments through theanalysis of two case studies, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. The case studiesparticularly point to a country's socio-historical agency, or collective capability inpromoting human well-being, through socio-historical narratives. These narratives assessa country's collective capability in promoting human freedoms by looking at thecountry's socio-historical reality, and how its members have appropriated that reality inthe course of the country's history, opening up or closing down opportunities for realisingpolicy decisions towards the removal of unfreedoms.

Type of Award:DPhil Level of Award:Doctoral Awarding Institution: University of Oxford Notes:This thesis was digitised thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky.

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Language: eng Subjects: Case studies Costa Rica Dominican Republic Contributions in welfare economics Economic development Economic conditions Tiny URL: td:602336252

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Autor: Deneulin, Séverine - institutionUniversity of Oxford institutionSt. Antony's College University of Oxford facultyQueen Eliza

Fuente: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:1c357bd8-5e83-48df-a748-f71745304ac1



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