Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development (Hardcover)

Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development By Hans-Uwe Otto (Editor), Melanie Walker (Editor), Holger Ziegler (Editor) Cover Image

Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development (Hardcover)

By Hans-Uwe Otto (Editor), Melanie Walker (Editor), Holger Ziegler (Editor)

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Most current social welfare policies aim to ameliorate immediate problems or injustices, but they do little to foster human development or support the potential of people within marginalized communities. How can we more effectively use public policy to foster human development? How can we overcome the injustice of contemporary society and give people across the social and class spectrum equal opportunities to flourish? Capability-Promoting Policies offers case studies and analyses of a number of different existing approaches to these questions, presenting newly conceptualized strategies for developing and implementing effective policies for fostering human development at the local, national, and international levels.
Hans-Uwe Otto is senior research professor on the Faculty of Educational Science and codirector of the Bielefeld Center for Education and Capability Research at Bielefeld University, Germany. Melanie Walker is senior research professor and National Research Foundation Chair of higher education and human development at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Holger Ziegler is professor of social work, dean of the Faculty of Educational Science, and codirector of the Bielefeld Center for Education and Capability Research at Bielefeld University, Germany.
Product Details ISBN: 9781447334316
ISBN-10: 1447334310
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: December 8th, 2017
Pages: 368
Language: English
"This book represents a sound picture of the current understanding and use of the Capability Approach. The book deserves a wide readership - academics, students, practitioners and policy makers."
— Niels Rosendal Jensen, Danish School of Education (EDU), Aarhus University, Denmark

"The capability approach has the remarkable ability to bring thinkers from substantially different places in this world together - and so does this book."
— René Lehwess-Litzmann, Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut Göttingen an der Georg-August-Universität (SOFI), Germany