Development as Freedom

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Developing countries - 366 pages
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The main purpose of development is to spread freedom and its thousand charms to the unfree citizens. The author explains how in a world of unprecedented increase in overall opulence, millions of people living in the Third World are still unfree. Even if they are not technically slaves, they are denied elementary freedom and remain imprisoned in one way or another by economic poverty, social deprivation, political tyranny or cultural authoritarianism.
 

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In his first book since winning the 1998 Nobel Prize for Economics, Sen (Trinity Coll., Cambridge) presents a decent summary of his thought. Advancing development as a method for expanding economic ... Read full review

Contents

Development as Freedom
3
1 The Perspective of freedom
13
2 The ends and the Means of Development
35
3 Freedom and the Foundations of Justice
54
4 Poverty as Capability Deprivation
87
5 Markets States and Social Opportunity
111
6 The Importance of Democracy
146
7 Famines and Other Crises
160
8 Womens Agency and Social Change
189
9 Population Food and Freedom
204
10 Culture and Human Rights
227
11 Social Choice and Individual Behavior
249
12 Individual Freedom as a Social Commitment
282
Notes
299
Index
353
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About the author (1999)

Amartya Sen is the Master of Trinity College Cambridge and the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. He has been President of the Indian Economic Association, the American Economic Association, the International Economic Association and the Econometrics Society. He has taught at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and the London School of Economics.

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