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Equity and Sustainability: Conceptual Confusion and Muddled Pathways
K. Seeta Prabhu
The connotation of the terms equity and sustainability that are currently in vogue are narrow and limiting, and the frameworks from which they emerge inadequate to address the emerging global challenges on the economic, social and environmental fronts. The human development and capability approach is conceptually suited to tackling the twin challenges of equity and sustainability but would need to address the complexity posed by individual agency, choice, entitlements and the demands of sustainable development.

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