Search results: Found 6

Listing 1 - 6 of 6
Sort by
Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined

Author:
ISBN: 9781783744237 9781783744213 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 266 DOI: http://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0130 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Economics --- Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2017-12-08 13:37:09
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

How do we evaluate ambiguous concepts such as wellbeing, freedom, and social justice? How do we develop policies that offer everyone the best chance to achieve what they want from life? The capability approach, a theoretical framework pioneered by the philosopher and economist Amartya Sen in the 1980s, has become an increasingly influential way to think about these issues.Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined is both an introduction to the capability approach and a thorough evaluation of the challenges and disputes that have engrossed the scholars who have developed it. Ingrid Robeyns offers her own illuminating and rigorously interdisciplinary interpretation, arguing that by appreciating the distinction between the general capability approach and more specific capability theories or applications we can create a powerful and flexible tool for use in a variety of academic disciplines and fields of policymaking.This book provides an original and comprehensive account that will appeal to scholars of the capability approach, new readers looking for an interdisciplinary introduction, and those interested in theories of justice, human rights, basic needs, and the human development approach.

Cyborg Mind

Author:
ISBN: 9781789200140 9781789200157 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104786
Subject: Biology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-04-06 11:21:02
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Should people hardwire computers into their brains, enabling their minds to directly access cyberspace? What advantages and risks would this represent? Would this create a new humanity? These questions have been considered and discussed in science fiction for decades, but technology is beginning to make such developments seem remarkably plausible. This book examines what is currently taking place in this fast-developing sector of society while looking at future prospects. In so doing it seeks to integrate technological and scientific developments, political debate as well as philosophical interrogation while involving ethicists, policy makers, journalists, and practitioners. It is the first extensive study on a topic that is certain to significantly impact the 21st century and beyond. It opens the first door to this important debate.

Une troisième voie entre l'État et le marché

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9782759225774 9782759225781 Year: Pages: 148 DOI: 10.35690/978-2-7592-2577-4 Language: French
Publisher: éditions Quae
Subject: Economics
Added to DOAB on : 2019-09-13 11:21:03
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Following the trip to France by the 2009 Nobel Prizewinner in Economic Sciences, Elinor Ostrom, the authors of this work set out her teaching based on her direct interactions with the public. It is an entire critique of conventional economic theories that is expressed and a renewal of social sciences thinking that is taking place. Elinor Ostrom developed an alternative path to the State and the market in her work and experiences; this targeted desirable trajectories for the social and ecological systems.

Une petite histoire de l'alimentation française

Authors: --- --- --- --- et al.
ISBN: 9782759227198 Year: DOI: 10.35690/978-2-7592-2719-8 Language: French
Publisher: éditions Quae
Subject: Sports Science
Added to DOAB on : 2019-11-10 11:21:06
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

To mark its 30th anniversary, the National Food Council interviewed the players who have contributed to its history. Some opted to write a reflective account of their experience. Others produced a theoretical assessment of their disciplines. These different angles of approach identify what makes heritage and the contribution of the National Food Council to the public food policies and actions. You can download the ePub either consult the directly on-line interactive frieze.

Socialistic Brands

Author:
Book Series: Munich Intellectual Property Law Center – MIPLC ISBN: 9783845278810 Year: Volume: 28 Pages: 86 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5771/9783845278810 Language: English
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Subject: Law
Added to DOAB on : 2018-11-05 12:58:39
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Socialistic brands are signs with unique characteristics acquired through their use in particular historical circumstances. It is considered whether, decades after the fall of the iron curtain, the shared historical pedigree justifies different treatment of these signs. The author attempts to answer the question of what would constitute as unfair appropriation of these brands and discusses the availability of legal remedies in such cases. The analysis of issues relating to socialistic brands is conducted on the basis of European and Polish law and jurisprudence. Trademark law and other fields of intellectual property law form the core of this consideration. The author additionally employs findings from branches of social sciences such as anthropology, sociology and semiotics, in order to shed light on the complex nature of the attractiveness of signs and how cultural connotations affect it.

Transformations agricoles et agroalimentaires

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9782759226153 Year: Pages: 432 DOI: 10.35690/978-2-7592-2615-3 Language: French
Publisher: éditions Quae
Subject: Agriculture (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-11-10 11:21:06
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This work provides a synthesis of recent research on the evolution of agriculture and food in a capitalist system. It is based on approaches not well-known in France such as international political economy and ecological economy. It studies agricultural processing in terms of ecology, history and geopolitics and traces specific aspects of agriculture and food in the 21st century. Lastly, it proposes theoretical approaches with a view to renewing the agricultural economy.

Listing 1 - 6 of 6
Sort by
Narrow your search