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Sociology in the modern world faces many challenges. This edited volume explores significant themes including inequality, structures of power, conceptions of justice and sustainable futures, forming a critical examination across twenty-five individually authored chapters. This text forms part of SAGE Studies in International Sociology series (SSIS).

The Capability Approach, Social Development and Human Rights
The Capability Approach, Social Development and Human Rights
Jean-Michel Bonvin

This chapter offers a synthetic view of how the capability approach allows grasping more adequately the multiple dimensions of inequality in the contemporary world and designing more appropriate interventions to tackle them. It first presents the main components of the capability approach and then shows the implications in the field of human rights and the struggle against inequalities. Section 1 focuses on the crucial issue of ‘what should be equalized?’, and what it entails. Section 2 emphasizes the relevance of processual dimensions to social justice and insists on the necessity of taking people’s preferences and aspirations seriously. Section 3 draws some implications of the ...

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