Capabilitarian Sufficiency: Capabilities and Social Justice

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Capabilitarian Sufficiency: Capabilities and Social Justice. / Nielsen, Lasse; Axelsen, David Vestergaard.

I: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 18, Nr. 1, 2017, s. 46-59.

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Nielsen, L & Axelsen, DV 2017, 'Capabilitarian Sufficiency: Capabilities and Social Justice' Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, vol 18, nr. 1, s. 46-59. DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2016.1145632

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Nielsen L, Axelsen DV. 2017. Capabilitarian Sufficiency: Capabilities and Social Justice. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 18(1):46-59. Tilgængelig fra: 10.1080/19452829.2016.1145632

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Nielsen L, Axelsen DV. Capabilitarian Sufficiency: Capabilities and Social Justice. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 2017;18(1):46-59. Tilgængelig fra, DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2016.1145632

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Nielsen, Lasse; Axelsen, David Vestergaard / Capabilitarian Sufficiency: Capabilities and Social Justice.

I: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 18, Nr. 1, 2017, s. 46-59.

Publikation: Forskning - peer reviewTidsskriftartikel

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N2 - This paper suggests an account of sufficientarianism—i.e. that justice is fulfilled when everyone has enough—laid out within a general framework of the capability approach. In doing so, it seeks to show that sufficiency is especially plausible as an ideal of social justice when constructed around key capabilitarian insights such as freedom, pluralism, and attention to empirical interconnections between central capabilities. Correspondingly, we elaborate on how a framework for evaluating social justice would look when constructed in this way and give reasons for why capabilitarians should embrace sufficientarianism. We do this by elaborating on how capabilitarian values underpin sufficiency. On this basis, we identify three categories of central capabilities; those related to biological and physical needs, those to fundamental interests of a human agent, and those to fundamental interests of a social being. In each category, we argue, achieving sufficiency requires different distributional patterns depending on how the capabilities themselves work and interrelate. This argument adds a new dimension to the way capabilitarians think about social justice and changes how we should target instances of social justice from social-political viewpoint.

AB - This paper suggests an account of sufficientarianism—i.e. that justice is fulfilled when everyone has enough—laid out within a general framework of the capability approach. In doing so, it seeks to show that sufficiency is especially plausible as an ideal of social justice when constructed around key capabilitarian insights such as freedom, pluralism, and attention to empirical interconnections between central capabilities. Correspondingly, we elaborate on how a framework for evaluating social justice would look when constructed in this way and give reasons for why capabilitarians should embrace sufficientarianism. We do this by elaborating on how capabilitarian values underpin sufficiency. On this basis, we identify three categories of central capabilities; those related to biological and physical needs, those to fundamental interests of a human agent, and those to fundamental interests of a social being. In each category, we argue, achieving sufficiency requires different distributional patterns depending on how the capabilities themselves work and interrelate. This argument adds a new dimension to the way capabilitarians think about social justice and changes how we should target instances of social justice from social-political viewpoint.

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