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A capability-approachperspective on regional development

Abreu, Maria, Comim, Flavio and Jones, Calvin ORCID: 2023. A capability-approachperspective on regional development. Regional Studies 10.1080/00343404.2023.2276332
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We argue for a broader and more deliberative regional policy-making process that can be used to better identify the needs of diverse left-behind communities and develop appropriate policies. We argue that the capability approach’s quintessentially inclusive and broad scope, and focus on real opportunities, agency, and process might better address the challenges of regional development. We use these insights to lay out a practical guide for how the capability approach could be used in policymaking, breaking down the implementation approach into steps, and providing examples from a variety of contexts to show how each step might be achieved in practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
ISSN: 0034-3404
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 31 October 2023
Date of Acceptance: 23 October 2023
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2023 17:16

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