Measuring Empowerment: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

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Index
Boxes, figures, notes, and tables are indicated by b, f, n, and t.
access to information
CIVICUS Civil Society Index (CSI) and, 360
conceptualization of, 273–274, 283n3
India
e-choupals in, 14–15b
legislative initiatives, 33n9
Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) in, 33n9
as key element of empowerment, 8, 272
power and informational resources, 225
accountability
CIVICUS Civil Society Index (CSI) indicator, 351
in democracies, 405, 416–417
elections and, 63n12
as key element of empowerment, 8–9, 272
rules of, 47
advantages of empowerment, 3–4, 40–41
Africa
See also specific countries
countries with mass poverty, 390
governance, 409
Maasai and life satisfaction, 131
African Peer Review Mechanism, 434, 454n14
agency of the poor, 7f, 10–12, 33nn6–7, 42–45
capacity to act as agent, 42
capacity to aspire, 42–43
collective assets and capabilities, 7f, 11–12
individual assets and capabilities, 7f, 10
interaction with opportunity structure, 51–53
organizational capacity, 43–44
possession of economic resources and human capital, 42
understanding agency dynamics, 44–45
agency of women, 72–73
Albania. See Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region
Argentina
citizen-initiated government contacts, 372
land titling, 60
Armenia. See Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region
Asia
See also South Asia; specific countries
class vs. ethnicity, 393–394
countries with mass poverty, 390
economic growth, 409
subjective well-being (SWB), 131–132

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