Nandini Bhasin

Department of Medical Sociology and Anthropology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India


  • Review Article   
    Cultural issues: A lens into Nussbaum?s capability approach
    Author(s): Nandini Bhasin*

    In this paper, I will discuss Martha Nussbaum’s capability approach, not as a procedural justice but as an outcome oriented approach that gives impartial account of justice as welfare. Nussbaum’s account of justice seems to reconcile the account of both Rawls and Sen. What Sen objected in Rawls theory gets affirmed by Nussbaum i.e. Sen criticized Rawls for focusing his attention on institutional choices, and bringing forth the theory of justice which is arrangement focused rather than realization focused. Rawls arrangement focused approach to justice proceeds in two fold ways, namely; (i) public criterion, which stipulates that the conception of justice must be public and the necessary information to make a claim of injustice must be verifiable by all, and easily accessible. (ii) A public standard of interpersonal comparisons as the obtained principles of justice .. View More»

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