Development as Freedom
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Development as FreedomUser Review - Goodreads
There are many interesting parts to this book, but I will emphasize two: first, the false tradeoff between economic development and democracy, and second, a theory of development as the expansion of ... Read full review
Review: Development as FreedomUser Review - Katie Holbrook - Goodreads
I picked up this book not knowing the exact thesis (hint to past self: it's the title) but hoping to get an analysis of ideas of development with a depth that your typical 25-page academic paper doesn ... Read full review
The Perspective of Freedom
The Ends and the Means of Development
Freedom and the Foundations ofjustice
Poverty as Capability Deprivation
Markets State and Social Opportunity
The Importance of Democracy
Famines and Other Crises
Women s Agency and Social Change