The Capacity to Aspire: Culture and the Terms of Recognition

Why does culture matter for development and for poverty reduction? The capacity to aspire is a future-oriented cultural capacity. This book chapter from Stanford University Press argues that strengthening the capacity to aspire could help the poor to contest and alter the conditions of their poverty. Culture is a dialogue between aspirations and sedimented traditions. … Continue reading The Capacity to Aspire: Culture and the Terms of Recognition