International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Vulnerability, Capabilities and New Models of Human Development in a Global Socio-Economic Perspective
Danilo Boffa

The paper aims to shown how the changing idea of vulnerability, considered as a part of human being could be the base for a social, economic and political theory drawn up starting by the Capability Approach. The drafting of this theory, completed by a precise list of capabilities, as a guide to develop new policies, give the foundation to new models of Human Development: at an international level, the Human Development Index – and the other originated from it – shows more accurately the situation of Human Development, taking into account not only specific aspects of human living, but also considering physical, economic, social and political inequalities, according to the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. The paper wants to demonstrate that speaking about capabilities is more productive than speaking about rights to overcome inequalities.

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