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Introduction

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. The book shows that the capability approach has gone beyond 'human development' and is providing conceptual contents to a development-free or post-development world. It presents the relationship between wellbeing and justice and how the capability approach presented an idea of justice. The book presents the capability approach as a normative language which may help narrate these socio-economic situations. It defines 'just actions' as those oriented towards the creation of opportunities for all to live well on a shared planet, and discusses the relationship between just actions and just economic, social and political structures. The book examines how this normative language, which takes the perspective of freedom in its dual aspects of wellbeing and agency, could be acquired and spoken by social actors. It proposes an understanding of freedom in the form of living well and acting justly.