How to Build Collective Capabilities: The 3C-Model for Grassroots-Led Development – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

ABSTRACT Capabilities need to be built from the bottom-up. Social innovations at the grassroots seek to present new solutions to existing social problems. However, since the poor suffer from limitations on their individual capabilities and agency, they engage in acts of collective agency to generate new collective capabilities that each individual alone would not be … [Read More] How to Build Collective Capabilities: The 3C-Model for Grassroots-Led Development – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Exploring the Role of the Capability Approach in Social Innovation – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

ABSTRACT The emergence of the co-operative movement in the nineteenth century with Robert Owen’s work in particular promoted innovation in the social field. In more recent times, the application of the concept has been in a wide range of sectors from civil society, government and the corporate world. The paper uses the Capability Approach (CA) … [Read More] Exploring the Role of the Capability Approach in Social Innovation – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Social Innovation and Human Development: How the capabilities approach and social innovation theory mutually support each other – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

ABSTRACT In light of the growing importance of social innovations in addressing the big social challenges, this article examines the need to develop a concept of social innovation as an analytical category. As such, social innovation is grounded in social theory, which looks at its various manifestations, actors and cultural contexts as well as its … [Read More] Social Innovation and Human Development: How the capabilities approach and social innovation theory mutually support each other – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

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