In category Crime and reducing re-offending, Hidden populations, Other work

Entitlements, Capabilities, and Crisis in the United Kingdom

We have been working for a long time developing and refining the application of Amartya Sen’s entitlements and capabilities to situations of disadvantage in the North East and Cumbria. This paper represents an important stage in that development work, i.e. its international peer review. From this point both ourselves and others can further develop and investigate its application. Read it here.


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Jayne Butler, Manager, The Comfrey Project

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