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No Small HopeTowards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods$
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Kenneth A. Reinert

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190499440

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190499440.001.0001

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Growth and Capabilities

Growth and Capabilities

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(p.13) 2 Growth and Capabilities
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No Small Hope
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Kenneth A. Reinert

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190499440.003.0002

This chapter critically reviews the standard growth perspective to development policy and contrasts it with the capabilities approach and human development paradigms. It reviews the research on the causes of growth and assesses the role of growth in development. It argues that, although important, growth is not always as necessary as alleged for some advances in human development, including health. It also argues that growth can be dependent on minimal levels of basic goods provision. The chapter characterizes the capabilities approach as overly aspirational and suggests that it downplays the actual determinants of capabilities expansion. Without a focus on determinants, desired outcomes cannot be achieved.

Keywords:   economic growth, capabilities approach, human development, basic goods, basic needs

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