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 - Kendra - Goodreads
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
Review: Development as FreedomUser Review - Lesler - Goodreads
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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