Development as Freedom

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OUP Oxford, Jan 18, 2001 - Business & Economics - 366 pages
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Amartya Sen is the most respected and well-known economist of his time. This book is a synthesis of his thought, viewing economic development as a means to extending freedoms rather than an end in itself. By widening his outlook to include poverty, tyranny, lack of opportunity, individual rights, and political structures, Professor Sen gives a stimulating and enlightening overview of the development process. His compassionate yet rigorous analysis will appeal to all those interested in the fate of the developing world, from general reader to specialist.
 

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Though this book was incredibly dry, it did challenge my thinking a bit. It made me think more about the big picture; for example thinking about the causal factors of famines, rather than a famine ... Read full review

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One of the best arguments EVER. "Development can be seen, it is argued here, as a process of expanding the real freedoms that people enjoy". Freedoms of different kinds (policital freedoms, economic ... Read full review

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Contents

The Perspective of Freedom
13
The ends and the Means of Development
35
Freedom and the Foundations of Justice
54
Poverty as Capability Deprivation
87
Markets States and Social Opportunity
111
The Importance of Democracy
146
Famines and Other Crises
160
Womens Agency and Social Change
189
Population Food and Freedom
204
IO Culture and Human Rights 227
227
Social Choice and Individual Behavior
249
Individual Freedom as a Social
282
Notes
299
53
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About the author (2001)

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 Econometric Society. He has taught at Calcutta, Delhi, Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, and Harvard.

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