Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Capability-Promoting PoliciesEnhancing Individual and Social Development$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Hans-Uwe Otto, Melanie Walker, and Holger Ziegler

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447334316

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447334316.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 24 September 2021

A framework for urban integration: the case of Buenos Aires

A framework for urban integration: the case of Buenos Aires

Chapter:
(p.111) Six A framework for urban integration: the case of Buenos Aires
Source:
Capability-Promoting Policies
Author(s):

Séverine Deneulin

Eduardo Lépore

Ann Mitchell

Ana Lourdes Suárez

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447334316.003.0006

This chapter examines how the capability approach is being integrated into the policies and priorities of the local government of the federal city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. It first considers three specific insights of the capability approach that are particularly relevant for urban integration policies: multidimensional and multisectoral perspective on policy; an institutionally integrated vision of wellbeing; and agency focus. It then explores each of these insights in the context of urban inequality reduction policies in Buenos Aires. In particular, it analyses the dynamic interaction between youth employment and education in informal settlements, and territorial characteristics; the role of civil society organisations in the dynamics of capability expansion in informal settlements; and the role of culture and religion in promoting agency and capability expansion. The chapter concludes with a summary of some of the features of ‘capability-promoting policy’ in the fragmented and unequal context of the Latin American city.

Keywords:   capability approach, Buenos Aires, urban integration, wellbeing, agency, urban inequality, informal settlements, civil society organisations, religion, capability

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.