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A critical review of the capability approach in Australian Indigenous policy

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A critical review of the capability approach in Australian Indigenous policy
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A critical review of the capability approach in Australian Indigenous policy
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eng
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"The capability approach has recently been used in Australian Indigenous policy formation. Of particular note is how it has been used in some instances to justify current paternalistic and directive policies for Indigenous Australians. These include behavioural conditionalities on state support and income management—policy apparatuses that aim to create individual responsibility and to re-engineer the social norms of Indigenous people. This interpretation of the capability approach is at odds with the writings of Sen, because it overlooks the core concepts of freedom, agency and pluralism. To examine this tension, this paper reviews the contestation between capability scholars and commentators on Indigenous policy, paying particular attention to four areas: human capability vs human capital, deficit discourse, individual responsibility, and the ends and means of policy. Finally, to reinvigorate the capability approach in Australian Indigenous policy, six areas are suggested in which the capability approach could be used in the future." -- From abstract
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AIAS
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Klein, Elise
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Australian National University
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CAEPR working paper,
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102/2015
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  • Sen, Amartya
  • Aboriginal Australians
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A critical review of the capability approach in Australian Indigenous policy
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http://caepr.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/Publications/WP/WorkingPaper102_2015_Klein.pdf
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Title from PDF cover page (12/11/2015)
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource (PDF, 13 pages)
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rdamedia
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A critical review of the capability approach in Australian Indigenous policy
Link
http://caepr.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/Publications/WP/WorkingPaper102_2015_Klein.pdf
Publication
Note
Title from PDF cover page (12/11/2015)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (PDF, 13 pages)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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