Analyzing Capabilities: Games, Groups and Effectivity

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There are two versions of the capability approach, one associated with the work of Amartya Sen and the other with that of Martha C. Nussbaum. The two versions differ substantially in their use of the central concepts and it is not exactly clear how they are related to each other. Drawing on game theory, this chapter presents a framework that synthesizes the two versions of the capability approach. It allows us to give a precise rendition of the contents and scope of capability and also enables us to make a careful distinction between different types of capabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of the Capability Approach
EditorsE. Chiappero-Martinetti, S. Osmani, M. Qizilbash
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781316335741
ISBN (Print)9781107115286
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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From Part II - Methods, Measurement and Empirical Evidence.


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