Development as Freedom (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 25, 2011 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics,  an essential and  paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century.

Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority of people--he concludes, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability. Development as Freedom is essential reading.


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User Review  - howl of minerva - Goodreads

Don't be dazzled by the Nobel prize, this is a tedious and ultimately vapid book. See reviews by E and Andy that pretty much nail it. ----- And I'd just like to add, Sen has an unfailing eye for a ... Read full review

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An incredible philosophical framework, though a bit thin on the particulars of how exactly to achieve that freedom Sen's so keen on. Read full review

Contents

The Perspective of Freedom
13
The Ends and the Means of Development
35
Freedom and the Foundations ofjustice
55
Poverty as Capability Deprivation
87
Markets State and Social Opportunity
111
The Importance of Democracy
146
Famines and Other Crises
153
Women s Agency and Social Change
189
Population Food and Freedom
204
Culture and Human Rights
227
Social Choice and Individual Behavior
249
Individual Freedom as a Social
282
Notes
299
Index by Name
353
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About the author (2011)

Amartya Sen is the master of Trinity College, Cambridge and the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. He lives in Cambridge, England.


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