How Can the Human Capability Approach Contribute to Gender Mainstreaming?

A postdevelopment perspective on the dynamics of gender equality promotion in the international cooperation for development

By Maria De Eguia Huerta

This work discusses Gender Mainstreaming from a post-development perspective, while it explores in which ways the Capability Approach may contribute to this strategy. The author puts notions of well-being at the heart of her arguments and questions the concrete practices of the development apparatus that derive from the idea of bringing gender equality to the Global South. She looks at the power structures which shape the relationships between development professionals, local experts, and local participants. This interdisciplinary research has followed the Grounded Theory methodology using its potential to decolonize knowledge production. The fieldwork was conducted in Germany and Bolivia. Dissertation. (Series: Perspectives on Development, Vol. 1) [Subject: Gender Studies, Sociology]

Publication Date: 5/21/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643907820