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Author Sen, Amartya, 1933- author

Title Development as freedom / Amartya Sen
Edition Paperback edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2001]
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001
© 1999


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Description xvi, 366 pages : illustrations, graphs ; 20 cm
Contents 1. The perspective of freedom -- 2. The ends and the means of development -- 3. Freedom and the foundations of justice -- 4. Poverty as capability deprivation -- 5. Markets, states and social opportunity -- 6. The importance of democracy -- 7. Famines and other crises -- 8. Women's agency and social change -- 9. Population, food and freedom -- 10. Culture and human rights -- 11. Social choice and individual behavior -- 12. Individual freedom as a social commitment
Summary 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
Notes Includes index
Originally published: 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes First published United States : Alfred A. Knopf, 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
Subject Democracy.
Development economics -- Developing countries.
Economic development -- Social aspects.
Free enterprise.
Human rights.
Developing countries -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Developing countries -- Economic conditions.
LC no. 99042555
ISBN 0192893300