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Human development in an unequal world / Seeta Prabhu, K. Iyer, Sandhya S.:

By: Prabhu, Seeta K [author. ].
Contributor(s): Iyer, Sandhya S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2019Edition: First edition.Description: xxiii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780199490240 (hbk.).Subject(s): Economic development -- India | Equality -- India | India -- Social conditions | India -- Economic conditionsDDC classification: 338.954 Summary: Human development in an unequal world deals with the twenty-first-century challenges of unstable economic growth and sustainability and the re-emergence of deprivations and inequalities in multiple realms. It argues that the broader perspective of human development is most suited in reorienting development towards a more equitable, sustainable and empowering world. The authors discuss the concept and philosophy of the capabilities and human development approach, its Measurement, the links between economic growth and human development and the role of social sector policy, gender equality and securing sustainability. In doing so, they analyse frameworks, processes, institutions and actors and weave together concepts, methods and evidence from numerous developing countries. The chapters offer an integrated understanding of the importance of capabilities, freedoms and human flourishing in the process of development. This volume calls for an approach that focuses on the humanness of development and brings people back to the centre stage—a phenomenon that has receded to the background in the neoliberal era.
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Human development in an unequal world deals with the twenty-first-century challenges of unstable economic growth and sustainability and the re-emergence of deprivations and inequalities in multiple realms. It argues that the broader perspective of human development is most suited in reorienting development towards a more equitable, sustainable and empowering world. The authors discuss the concept and philosophy of the capabilities and human development approach, its Measurement, the links between economic growth and human development and the role of social sector policy, gender equality and securing sustainability. In doing so, they analyse frameworks, processes, institutions and actors and weave together concepts, methods and evidence from numerous developing countries. The chapters offer an integrated understanding of the importance of capabilities, freedoms and human flourishing in the process of development. This volume calls for an approach that focuses on the humanness of development and brings people back to the centre stage—a phenomenon that has receded to the background in the neoliberal era.

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