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What is the capabilities approach capable of?

Graham Harrison

Sen’s capabilities approach is not interested in poverty reduction through economic transformation. We should recognise it as a normative theory of well-being, not a social theory of change In development studies, the ‘capabilities approach’ has experienced a remarkable rise in popularity over the last decade or so.  It has refocused our interest in the political economy of poverty reduction away … Continue reading

10 October 2016 by
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Rwanda: an agrarian developmental state?

Graham Harrison

‘Getting the politics right’ in smallholder agriculture is an important first step in Rwanda’s development, but it needs to be sustained for a generation At the heart of the burgeoning literature on Rwanda is the country’s rapid economic growth since the early 2000s, and its accompaniment by a raft of other encouraging development statistics.  GDP per capita has grown from … Continue reading

23 July 2015 by
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New Political Economy SPERI related articles

The latest issue of the journal New Political Economy, which is associated with SPERI, has just been published and contains several articles that focus directly on aspects of SPERI’s research agenda.  They include: ‘On the Persistence of Labour Market Insecurity and Slow Growth in the US: Reckoning with the Waltonist Growth Regime‘ by Matt Vidal (King’s College, London); ‘Comparative Capitalisms, Ideational … Continue reading

5 February 2013 by
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