Dr Séverine Deneulin
Director of Studies MSc in International Development
3 East 4.18
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6805
Current research interest
- Development ethics
- Social movements
- Latin America
Séverine Deneulin is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Development. Her research specialism is in development ethics, poverty and inequality in Latin America, and religion in international development. She has particular expertise in the ethical framework developed by Amartya Sen known as the 'capability approach'. She has published books and numerous articles on these subjects, among others, Wellbeing, Justice and Development Ethics (Routledge, 2014), and Religion in Development: Rewriting the Secular Script (Zed, 2009). She has currently two major research strands: one on how the capability approach can inform urban inequality reduction policies in the Latin America Southern Cone (conducted in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Programme on Human Development and Social Inclusion at the Catholic University of Argentina); and the other on the interaction between Sen's capability approach and religious traditions. She also engages on development issues with various faith groups in the UK and overseas.
She teaches a module on human development and the capability approach in a Masters at the University of Bethlehem in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and, by distance-learning, at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Argentina.
Séverine holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and a DPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford.
- The capability approach as ethical framework for policy analysis
- Social movements
- Religion and the interaction between the social sciences and theology
- Theories of justice
- British Academy International Partnership Mobility Scheme on 'Urban inequality and youth wellbeing in Latin American informal settlements'
- SP50254: Foundations of International Development
- SP50293: Critical Skills for International Development and Policy
- SP50231: Ethics and Public Policy
Deneulin, S. and Shahani, L., 2009. An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach: Freedom and Agency. Earthscan.
Deneulin, S. and Bano, M., 2009. Religion in Development:Rewriting the Secular Script. Zed Books.
Deneulin, S., Nebel, M. and Sagovsky, N., eds., 2006. Transforming Unjust Structures:The Capability Approach. Springer.
Deneulin, S., 2006. The Capability Approach and the Praxis of Development. Palgrave Macmillan.
Deneulin, S., 2014. Crear Ciudades más Justas para la Vida:Una Combinación del Derecho a la Ciudad y el Enfoque de las Capacidades. In: Suarez, A. L., Mitchell, A. and Lepore, E., eds. Las Villas de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Educa, Editorial de la Universidad Catolica Argentina, pp. 253-282.
Deneulin, S., 2014. Constructing new policy narratives:the capability approach as normative language. In: Cornia, G. A. and Stewart, F., eds. Towards Human Development. Oxford University Press.
Deneulin, S., 2011. Advancing human development: values, groups, power and conflict. In: Fitzgerald, V., Heyer, J. and Thorp, R., eds. Overcoming the Persistence of Inequality and Poverty. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 127-148.
Deneulin, S., 2008. Beyond Individual Freedom and Agency: Structures of Living Together in Sen’s Capability Approach to Development. In: Alkire, S., Comim, F. and Qizilbash, M., eds. The Capability Approach: Concepts, Measures and Application. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 105-124.
Deneulin, S., 2006. Necessary Thickening’: Ricoeur’s Ethics of Justice as a Complement to Sen’s Freedom-Centred View of Development. In: Deneulin, S., Nebel, M. and Sagovsky, N., eds. Transforming Unjust Structures: The Capability Approach. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 27-45.
Deneulin, S. and Alkire, S., 2002. Individual Motivation, its Nature, Determinants and Consequences for Within-group Behaviour. In: Stewart, F., Heyer, J. and Thorp, R., eds. Group Behaviour and Development: Is the Market Destroying Cooperation? Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 51-73.
Deneulin, S., 2016. Expanding freedoms, changing structures:assessment of the human development report 2014. Development and Change, 47 (FORUM 2016), pp. 937-951.
Deneulin, S. and Zampini Davies, A., 2016. Theology and development as capability expansion:human flourishing, agency and religious narratives. HTS Theological Studies, 72 (1).
Devine, J., Deneulin, S. and Brown, G., 2015. Contesting the boundaries of religion in social mobilization. Journal of South Asian Development., 10 (1), pp. 22-47.
Deneulin, S., 2014. Development Capabilities and Civil Society in the Slums of the City of Buenos Aires– Book Review. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 15 (2-3), pp. 289-290.
Deneulin, S., 2013. Ethics and development:An introduction from the perspective of the capability approach. Geography Compass, 7 (3), pp. 217-227.
Dinerstein, A. C. and Deneulin, S., 2012. Hope movements: naming mobilization in a post-development world. Development and Change, 43 (2), pp. 585-602.
Deneulin, S. and Rakodi, C., 2011. Revisiting religion: development studies thirty years on. World Development, 39 (1), pp. 45-54.
Deneulin, S., 2011. Development and the limits of Amartya Sen’s The Idea of Justice. Third World Quarterly, 32 (4), pp. 787-797.
Devine, J. and Deneulin, S., 2011. Negotiating religion in everyday life: A critical exploration of the relationship between religion, choices and behaviour. Culture and Religion, 12 (1), pp. 59-76.
Deneulin, S. and McGregor, J. A., 2010. The capability approach and the politics of a social conception of wellbeing. European Journal of Social Theory, 13 (4), pp. 501-519.
Deneulin, S., 2010. Book review:Michael Sandel's Justice and Amartya Sen's Idea of Justice. Oxford Development Studies, 38 (3), pp. 383-388.
Deneulin, S., 2009. Intellectual roots of Amartya Sen:Aristotle, Adam Smith and Karl Marx - Book Review. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 10 (2), pp. 305-306.
Hodgett, S. and Deneulin, S., 2009. On the use of narratives for assessing development policy. Public Administration, 87 (1), pp. 65-79.
Deneulin, S. and De Herdt, T., 2007. Individual freedoms as relational experiences - Guest editors' introduction. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 8 (2), pp. 179-184.
Deneulin, S. and Townsend, N., 2007. Public Goods, Global Public Goods and the Common Good. International Journal of Social Economics, 34 (1-2), pp. 19-36.
Deneulin, S., 2006. Individual Well-Being, Migration Remittances and the Common Good. European Journal of Development Research, 18 (1), pp. 45-61.
Deneulin, S., 2006. Secularism and the Public-Private Divide: A Response to David Lehmann. Political Theology, 7 (3), pp. 295-298.
Deneulin, S., 2005. Development as Freedom and the Costa Rican Human Development Story. Oxford Development Studies, 33 (3-4), pp. 493-510.
Deneulin, S., 2005. Promoting Human Freedoms under Conditions of Inequalities: A Procedural Framework. Journal of Human Development and Capablilites, 6 (1), pp. 75-92.
Deneulin, S. and Stewart, F., 2002. Amartya Sen’s contribution to development thinking. Studies in Comparative International Development, 37 (2), pp. 61-70.
Deneulin, S., 2002. Perfectionism, Liberalism and Paternalism in Sen and Nussbaum's Capability Approach. Review of Political Economy, 14 (4), pp. 497-518.
Mitchell, A., Del Monte, P. and Deneulin, S., 2016. Young People's Voices:Insights to reduce inequality in education in Latin America. Working Paper. (Bath Papers in International Development and Wellbeing; BPD46)
Deneulin, S., 2015. Theological resources and the transformation of unjust structures:the case of Argentine informal economy workers. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Centre for Development Studies. (Bath Papers in International Development and Wellbeing)
Deneulin, S., 2014. Creating more just cities:The right to the city and capability approach combined. Working Paper. Bath Papers in International Development. Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath. (Bath papers in internatonal development and well-being; 32)
Deneulin, S., 2012. Justice and deliberation about the good life: The contribution of Latin American buen vivir social movements to the idea of justice. Working Paper. Bath: Centre for Development Studies. (Bath Papers in International Development and Well-Being; 17)
Deneulin, S., 2010. Development and the limits of Amartya Sen’s The Idea of Justice. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Bath Papers in International Development. Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath.
Deneulin, S. and Dinerstein, A. C., 2010. Hope movements:social movements in the pursuit of human development. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath. (Bath Papers in International Development; BPD8)
Deneulin, S., Brown, G. and Devine, J., 2009. Contesting the boundaries of religion in social mobilization. Working Paper. Bath Papers in International Development.
Deneulin, S., 2009. Advancing human development: Values, groups, power and conflict. Working Paper. Bath, UK: University of Bath/Wellbeing in Developing Countries Research Group. (Wellbeing in Developing Countries (WeD) Working Papers; WeD Working Paper 09)
Deneulin, S. and McGregor, J. A., 2009. The Capability Approach and the Politics of a Social Conception of Wellbeing. Working Paper. Bath: Wellbeing in Developing Countries/University of Bath. (Wellbeing in Developing Countries (WeD) Working Papers; WeD Working Paper 09)
Conference or Workshop Items
Deneulin, S., 2014. The power of organizing:The story of the Confederation of Popular Economy Workers and its pursuit of dignity, legitimacy and decent work. In: World Meeting of Popular Movements, 2014-10-27 - 2015-01-29.
Deneulin, S., 2015. Argentina crisis:citizens suffer when loyalty means more than truth. The Conversation