Amartya Sen's Capability Approach As A New Tool For Elimination Of Injustice

Amartya Sen was looking for a practical approach of justice which is capable of elimination of all kinds of injustice in society. It is for this reason Amartya Sen develops capability approach as an unique tool for evaluating the issues like poverty,well beings, development, justice, equality etc. Amartya Sen's Capability approach lays emphasis on human lives and not just on the resources of the people. Capability Approach argues for policy design and social evaluation, therefore it is concerned with what individuals are efficiently able to do, based on their capacities.

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Amartya Sen's Capability Approach

The Capability Approach focuses on purposeful capabilities of individuals, such as ability to participate in economic transaction or to engage in political activity etc. Amartya Sen was of the opinion that a individual could be stripped of such capabilities for various reasons, such as  government oppression, ignorance, lack of financial resources etc. From Amartya Sen’s point of view Poverty is understood as capability deficiency

According to Amartya Sen's capability approach individuals should have the liberty to be able to make choices for the improvement of the quality of life by removing any problems that stands in the way of expanding their abilities.

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