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dc.contributor.authorZheng, Yingqin
dc.contributor.authorStahl, Bernd Carsten, 1968-
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-10T08:19:03Z
dc.date.available2011-05-10T08:19:03Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationZheng, Y. and Stahl, B.C. (2011) Technology, capabilities and critical perspectives: what can critical theory contribute to Sen’s capability approach? Ethics and Information Technology, 13 (2), pp.69-80.en
dc.identifier.issn1388-1957
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/4945
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores what insights can be drawn from critical theory to enrich and strengthen Sen’s capability approach in relation to technology and human development. The two theories share some important commonalities: both are concerned with the pursuit of ‘‘a good life’’; both are normative theories rooted in ethics and meant to make a difference, and both are interested in democracy. The paper provides a brief overview of both schools of thought and their applications to technology and human development. Three areas are identified where critical theory can make a contribution to the capability approach: conceptually, by providing a critical account of individual agency and enriching the concept of technology beyond the simplistic notion of commodities; methodologically, by sensitising towards reification and hegemony of scientific tools, and, finally, by emphasising reflexivity of researchers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.subjectSen’s capability approachen
dc.subjectcritical theoryen
dc.subjectcapabilities technologyen
dc.titleTechnology, capabilities and critical perspectives: what can critical theory contribute to Sen’s capability approach?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10676-011-9264-8
dc.researchgroupCentre for Computing and Social Responsibilityen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.ref2014.selected1367395509_0310680083410_11_4
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)en


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