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Sen, Amartya 1933-

Works: 1,497 works in 4,805 publications in 11 languages and 72,397 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Speaker, Publishing director, wpr, Contributor, Compiler, Creator, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Redactor, Restager , 911, Performer, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., 340, Arranger
Classifications: HB99.3, 320.011
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The idea of justice by Amartya Sen( Book )

67 editions published between 2009 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 2,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an analysis of what justice is, the transcendental theory of justice and its drawbacks, and a persuasive argument for a comparative perspective on justice that can guide us in the choice between alternatives
Development as freedom by Amartya Sen( Book )

71 editions published between 1999 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 2,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"General exposition of the economic ideas and analyses of Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. This treatise analyzes the nature of contemporary economic development from the perspective of human freedom"--Jacket
Utilitarianism and beyond by Amartya Sen( )

63 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 2,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarianism considered both as a theory of personal morality and a theory of public choice
Inequality reexamined by Amartya Sen( Book )

108 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amartya Sen argues that the dictum "all people are created equal" serves largely to deflect attention from the fact that we differ in age, gender, talents, and physical abilities as well as in material advantages and social background. He argues for concentrating on higher and more basic values: individual capabilities and freedom to achieve objectives. By contentrating on the equity and efficiency of social arrangements in promoting freedoms and capabilities of individuals, Sen adds an important new dimension to arguments about such vital issues as gender inequalities, welfare policies, affirmative action, and public provision of health care and education
Public health, ethics, and equity by Sudhir Anand( )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume examines the foundations of health equity. With contributions from distinguished philosophers, anthropologists, economists, and public-health specialists, it centres on five major themes: what is health equity?; health equity and its relation to social justice; health inequalities and responsibilities for health; ethical issues in health evaluation and prioritization; and anthropological perspectives on health equity." "This significant volume will be valuable to researchers and teachers in public health, philosophy, public policy, and health economics, and to public-health analysts and policy makers."--Jacket
Hunger and public action by Jean Drèze( )

58 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the problem of hunger in the modern world and of the role that public action can play in combating it. It is aimed at economists, social scientists and all those concerned with the management of food and health resources
On ethics and economics by Amartya Sen( Book )

103 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author argues that welfare economics can be enriched by paying more explicit attention to ethics, and that modern ethical studies can also benefit from a closer contact with economies. He argues further that even predictive and descriptive economics can be helped by making more room for welfare-economic considerations in the explanation of behaviour
Peace and democratic society by Amartya Sen( )

25 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil Paths to Peace contains the analyses and findings of the Commonwealth Commission on Respect and Understanding, established in response to the 2005 request of Commonwealth Head of Government for the Commonwealth Secretary-General to 'explore initiatives to promote mutual understanding and respect among all faiths and communities in the Commonwealth.' This report focuses particularly on the issues of terrorism, extremism, conflict and violence, which are much in ascendancy and afflict Commonwealth countries as well as the rest of the world. It argues that cultivating respect and understanding is both important in itself and consequential in reducing violence and terrorism. It further argues that cultivated violence is generated through fomenting disrespect and fostering confrontational misunderstandings. The report looks at the mechanisms through which violence is cultivated through advocacy and recruitment, and the pre-existing inequalities, deprivations and humiliations on which those advocacies draw. These diagnoses also clear the way for methods of countering disaffection and violence. In various chapters the different connections are explored and examined to yield general policy recommendations. Accepting diversity, respecting all human beings, and understanding the richness of perspectives that people have are of great relevance for all Commonwealth countries, and for its 1.8 billion people. They are also importance for the rest of the world. The civil paths to peace are presented here for use both inside the Commonwealth and beyond its boundaries. The Commonwealth has survived and flourished, despite the hostilities associated with past colonial history, through the use of a number of far-sighted guiding principles. The Commission argues that those principles have continuing relevance today for the future of the Commonwealth--and also for the world at large
The Quality of life by Martha C Nussbaum( Book )

51 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The idea of the quality of life is central to economic and social assessment and also to public policy, social legislation, and community programmes. However, the commonly used indicators of economic success such as per capita income are at best crude measures of the quality of life. There is a strong need for a systematic exploration of the content, reach, and relevance of the concept of the quality of life, and ways of making it concrete and usable. In this collection of essays, some leading economists and philosophers rise to that challenge and provide a wide-ranging investigation." "The essays include examination of recent attempts to replace incomes and utilities by the concept of capability and also exploration of the classic Aristotelian accounts of human flourishing, which provide insights into capability-based assessment of the quality of life. Some underlying methodological problems are also examined, including cultural relativism and utility as a measure of advantage. Possibilities of application are discussed in the context of important practical problems, such as correcting gender-based inequalities, determining medical priorities, and promoting living standards. The overall result is a major contribution to the understanding and use of the idea of the quality of life."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The Tanner lectures on human values : 7., 1986 by Sterling M McMurrin( )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncertain glory : India and its contradictions by Jean Drèze( Book )

54 editions published between 2013 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial rule, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech, and extensive political rights. The famines of the British era disappeared, and steady economic growth replaced the economic stagnation of the Raj. The growth of the Indian economy quickened further over the last three decades and became the second fastest among large economies. Despite a recent dip, it is still one of the highest in the world. Maintaining rapid as well as environmentally sustainable growth remains an important and achievable goal for India. In An Uncertain Glory, two of India's leading economists argue that the country's main problems lie in the lack of attention paid to the essential needs of the people, especially of the poor, and often of women. There have been major failures both to foster participatory growth and to make good use of the public resources generated by economic growth to enhance people's living conditions. There is also a continued inadequacy of social services such as schooling and medical care as well as of physical services such as safe water, electricity, drainage, transportation, and sanitation. In the long run, even the feasibility of high economic growth is threatened by the underdevelopment of social and physical infrastructure and the neglect of human capabilities, in contrast with the Asian approach of simultaneous pursuit of economic growth and human development, as pioneered by Japan, South Korea, and China. In a democratic system, which India has great reason to value, addressing these failures requires not only significant policy rethinking by the government, but also a clearer public understanding of the abysmal extent of social and economic deprivations in the country. The deep inequalities in Indian society tend to constrict public discussion, confining it largely to the lives and concerns of the relatively affluent. Drèze and Sen present a powerful analysis of these deprivations and inequalities as well as the possibility of change through democratic practice
On economic inequality by Amartya Sen( Book )

104 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, first published in 1973, presents a systematic treatment of the conceptual framework as well as the practical problems of measurement of inequality. Alternative approaches are evaluated in terms of their philosophical assumptions, economic content, and statistical requirements
Collective choice and social welfare by Amartya Sen( Book )

53 editions published between 1970 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Can the values which individual members of society attach to different alternatives be aggregated into values for society as a whole, in a way that is both fair and theoretically sound? Is the majority principle a workable rule for making decisions? How should income inequality be measured? When and how can we compare the distribution of welfare in different societies?' So reads the 1998 Nobel citation by the Swedish Academy, acknowledging Amartya Sen's important contributions in welfare economics and particularly his work in Collective Choice and Social Welfare. Originally published in 1970, this classic study has been recognized for its groundbreaking role in integrating economics and ethics, and for its influence in opening up new areas of research in social choice, including aggregative assessment. It has also had a large influence on international organizations, including the United Nations, notably in its work on human development. The book showed that the 'impossibility theorems' in social choice theory--led by the pioneering work of Kenneth Arrow--do not negate the possibility of reasoned and democratic social choice. Sen's ideas about social choice, welfare economics, inequality, poverty, and human rights have continued to evolve since the book's first appearance. This expanded edition preserves the text of the original while presenting eleven new chapters of fresh arguments and results. Both the new and original chapters alternate between nonmathematical treatments of Sen's subjects, accessible to all, and mathematical arguments and proofs. A new introduction gives a far-reaching, up-to-date overview of the subject of social choice"--Provided by publisher
Identity and violence : the illusion of destiny by Amartya Sen( Book )

57 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sen argues in this book that conflict and violence are sustained today, no less than in the past, by the illusion of a unique identity. Indeed, the world is increasingly taken to be a federation of religions (or of "cultures" or "civilizations"), ignoring the relevance of other ways in which people see themselves, involving class, gender, profession, language, literature, science, music, morals, or politics. Global attempts to stop such violence are also handicapped by the conceptual disarray generated by the presumption of singular and choiceless identity. When relations among different human beings are identified with a "clash of civilizations," or alternatively, with "amity among civilizations," human beings are miniaturized and deposited into little boxes." "Through his investigation of such diverse subjects as multiculturalism, postcolonialism, fundamentalism, terrorism, and globalization, Sen brings out the need for a clearheaded understanding of human freedom and the effectiveness of constructive public voice in global civil society. The world, Sen shows, can be made to move toward peace as firmly as it has recently spiraled toward violence and war."--Jacket
Poverty and famines : an essay on entitlement and deprivation by Amartya Sen( Book )

103 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study was undertaken for the World Employment Programme launched by the International Labour Organisation in 1969. It is concerned with the causation of starvation in general and of famines in particular. The mehod of analysis adopted is the ‘entitlement approach’, which concentrates on ownership and exchange. After introducing the ‘entitlement approach’ to starvation analysis, the author examines problems of conceptualizing and measuring poverty, and discusses the specific problem of starvation in general terms. He then analyses the ‘entitlement approach’ in detail and applies it to four case studies of famines from different parts of the world. In the final chapter he looks at general issues of deprivation relatedto entitlement systems
The Amartya Sen and Jean Drèze omnibus : comprising poverty and famines, hunger and public action, India: economic development and social opportunity by Amartya Sen( )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text comprises three works by two well-known economists. The trilogy discusses causes of hunger, the role public action can play in its alleviation and the Indian experience in this context. It provides a comprehensive, theoretical and empirical analysis of relevant developmental issue
The argumentative Indian : writings on Indian history, culture, and identity by Amartya Sen( Book )

50 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India is a country with many distinct traditions, widely divergent customs, vastly different convictions, and a veritable feast of viewpoints. In The Argumentative Indian, Amartya Sen draws on a lifetime study of his country's history and culture to suggest the ways we must understand India today in the light of its rich, long argumentative tradition. The millenia-old texts and interpretations of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Muslim, agnostic, and atheistic Indian thought demonstrate, Sen reminds us, ancient and well-respected rules for conducting debates and disputations, and for appreciating not only the richness of India's diversity but its need for toleration. Though Westerners have often perceived India as a place of endless spirituality and unreasoning mysticism, he underlines its long tradition of skepticism and reasoning, not to mention its secular contributions to mathematics, astronomy, linguistics, medicine, and political economy
Rationality and freedom by Amartya Sen( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationality and freedom are among the most profound and contentious concepts in philosophy and the social sciences. In this, the first of two volumes, Amartya Sen brings clarity and insight to these difficult issues
The Arrow impossibility theorem by Eric Maskin( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth J. Arrow's pathbreaking "impossibility theorem" was a watershed innovation in the history of welfare economics, voting theory, and collective choice, demonstrating that there is no voting rule that satisfies the four desirable axioms of decisiveness, consensus, nondictatorship, and independence. In this book Eric Maskin and Amartya Sen explore the implications of Arrow's theorem. Sen considers its ongoing utility, exploring the theorem's value and limitations in relation to recent research on social reasoning, and Maskin discusses how to design a voting rule that gets us closer to the ideal -- given the impossibility of achieving the ideal. The volume also contains a contextual introduction by social choice scholar Prasanta K. Pattanaik and commentaries from Joseph E. Stiglitz and Kenneth J. Arrow himself, as well as essays by Maskin, Dasgupta, and Sen outlining the mathematical proof and framework behind their assertions
Markets, money and capital : Hicksian economics for the twenty-first century by Roberto Scazzieri( )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir John Hicks (1904-1989) was a leading economic theorist of the twentieth century, and along with Kenneth Arrow was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1972. His work addressed central topics in economic theory, such as value, money, capital and growth. An important unifying theme was the attention to economic rationality "in time" and his acknowledgment that apparent rigidities and frictions might exert a positive role as a buffer against excessive fluctuations in output, prices and employment. This emphasis on the virtue of imperfection significantly distances Hicksian economics from both the Keynesian and monetarist approaches." "Containing contributions from distinguished theorists in their own right (including three Nobel Prize winners), this volume examines Hicks's intellectual heritage and discusses how his ideas suggest a distinct approach to economic theory and policy making. It will be of great interest to scholars and students of economic theory and the history of economic thought."--Jacket
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Utilitarianism and beyond
Development as freedomUtilitarianism and beyondInequality reexaminedPublic health, ethics, and equityHunger and public actionOn ethics and economicsPeace and democratic societyThe Quality of life
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אמרטיה סן

אמרטיה סן כלכלן הודי

امارتيا سن

أمارتيا سن عالم اقتصاد هندي

أمارتيا صن، 1933-

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امرتیا سین

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অমর্ত্য কুমার সেন 1933-

অমর্ত্য সেন

অমর্ত্য সেন 1933-

অমর্ত্য সেন ভারতীয় অর্থনীতিবিদ

অমৰ্ত্য সেন

অমৰ্ত্য সেন ভাৰতীয় অৰ্থনীতিবিদ

সেন, অমর্ত্য

ਅਮਰਤਿਆ ਸੇਨ

અમર્ત્ય સેન

અમર્ત્ય સેન પરિચય

ଅମର୍ତ୍ତ୍ୟ ସେନ

அமர்த்தியா சென்

அமர்த்தியா சென் இந்திய பொருளாளர்

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అమర్త్యా సేన్ భారతీయ తత్త్వ శాస్త్రవేత్త మరియు ఆర్థికవేత్త

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센 1933-

센, 아르마티아 1933-

센, 아마르티아 쿠마 1933-

센, 아마티아 1933-

센, 아마티아 쿠마 1933-

아마르티아 센


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セン, アマルティア 1933-

阿瑪蒂亚・森 1933-



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