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.
|Title of host publication||The Cambridge Handbook of the Capability Approach|
|Editors||E. Chiappero-Martinetti, S. Osmani, M. Qizilbash|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|