Martha C. Nussbaum: Creating Capabilities

Martha’s vineyard

Belinda Probert


Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach
by Martha C. Nussbaum
Harvard University Press (Inbooks), $32.95 hb, 238 pp, 9780674050549


Martha Nussbaum has been attracting attention in the Australian press recently for her views on the importance of the humanities in university education. As the British government prepares to cut all public funding for the teaching of the humanities, social sciences, and much else besides, Nussbaum’s last book, Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (2010), has been widely cited by those espousing the public benefit attached to the teaching of the humanities.

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Belinda Probert

Belinda Probert

Belinda Probert is Deputy Vice-Chancellor, La Trobe University. She has written widely on social policy and inequality, and gender, work, and the family.

Published in September 2011 no. 334

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