Welfare, resource or capability: a case of affirmative actions in India

Roy, Ritabrata and Goel, Triman (2020) Welfare, resource or capability: a case of affirmative actions in India. Asian Journal of Academic Studies, 1 (6). pp. 383-395. ISSN 2582-6328

[img] HTML
Restricted to SRO admin only

Download (60kB)


This research concerns the issue of affirmative action scheme enshrined within Part III of the Constitution of India with respect to the theories of distributive justice proposed by Ronald Dworkin, Michael Otsuka and Amartya Sen. The researchers are keen to find out to what extent has the affirmative action framework in India abide by the corridors of the distributive egalitarianism of the aforementioned scholars. The research begins with Dworkin’s ‘imaginary island’ example and reflect upon various scholarly criticisms that Dworkin’s model has attracted over the years. Adhering to a doctrinal method of analysis throughout the present study, the authors hypothesize that the Indian scheme of affirmative actions is best manifested through the ‘capability approach’ of Amartya Sen.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2020 09:27
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 14:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/93898

View download statistics for this item

📧 Request an update