Rania Arar

Gender-inclusive approaches in urban planning
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Institutional membership: 
Université Grenoble Alpes
PhD Candidate (f)
Non permanent.e
Research areas: 
social justice
Research team: 
Cité des Territoires 14 av. M. Reynoard 38100 GRENOBLE


Challenging the sustainability of the current humanitarian refugee system through the lens of Amartya Sen’s capability approach
External supervisor(s): 
Jean-Christophe Dissart

The research aims at developing a strategy that contributes to improve the lives of refugees. The strategy will be developed based on studying Amartya Sen’s capability approach and examining how to put into practice
The study focuses on two main pillars; Firstly, exploring the available capabilities and how to turn them into long-term functionings through the setting up of ‘local collective agencies’ that run life in refugee camps. Secondly, designing the enabling environment that can effectively influence the application of the capability approach.
The research will challenge stereotypes that view refugees in perpetual need, and other limiting beliefs that are based on lack rather than abundance; as these beliefs can limit the creation of human agencies.