The Capability Approach, Technology and Design


ISBN: 978-94-007-3878-2 (Print) 978-94-007-3879-9 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi


    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-26

      The Capability Approach, Technology and Design: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

    3. Chapter

      Pages 27-36

      Human Capabilities and Technology


    1. Front Matter

      Pages 37-37

    2. Chapter

      Pages 39-55

      Liberation from/Liberation within: Examining One Laptop per Child with Amartya Sen and Bruno Latour

    3. Chapter

      Pages 57-76

      Evaluating Emerging ICTs: A Critical Capability Approach of Technology

    4. Chapter

      Pages 77-86

      “How I Learned to Love the Robot”: Capabilities, Information Technologies, and Elderly Care

    5. Chapter

      Pages 87-112

      Towards a Sustainable Synergy: End-Use Energy Planning, Development as Freedom, Inclusive Institutions and Democratic Technics

    6. Chapter

      Pages 113-133

      Marrying the Capability Approach, Appropriate Technology and STS: The Case of Podcasting Devices in Zimbabwe

    7. Chapter

      Pages 135-152

      From Individuality to Collectivity: The Challenges for Technology-Oriented Development Projects

    8. Chapter

      Pages 153-170

      Technology Choice in Aid-Assisted Parliamentary Strengthening Projects in Developing Countries: A Capability Approach


    1. Front Matter

      Pages 171-171

    2. Chapter

      Pages 173-188

      Design, Risk and Capabilities

    3. Chapter

      Pages 189-201

      Re-conceptualizing Design Through the Capability Approach

    4. Chapter

      Pages 203-222

      Processes for Just Products: The Capability Space of Participatory Design

    5. Chapter

      Pages 223-244

      Inappropriate Artefact, Unjust Design? Human Diversity as a Key Concern in the Capability Approach and Inclusive Design

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 245-258