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Concepts and measures of agency

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OPHI working paper no. 09
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Agency is inescapably plural in both concept and measurement. In Sen’s account of agency, i) agency is exercised with respect to goals the person values; ii) agency includes effective power as well as direct control; iii) agency may advance wellbeing or may address other-regarding goals; iv) to identify agency also entails an assessment of the value of the agent’s goals; v) the agent’s responsibility for a state of affairs should be incorporated into his or her evaluation of it. This chap...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
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SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
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Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Publication date:
2008
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uuid:cdecbaca-447c-43b7-8e3f-851517b5ff97
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1495
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daisy:1495

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