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Development as freedom

Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001. ©1999
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"In Development as Freedom Amartya Sen explains how in a world of unprecedented increase in overall opulence millions of people living in the Third World are still unfree. Even if they are not technically slaves, they are denied elementary freedoms and remain imprisoned in one way or another by economic poverty, social deprivation, political tyranny or cultural authoritarianism. The main purpose of development is to  Read more...
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Sen, Amartya, 1933-
Development as freedom.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001274375
(OCoLC)45350356
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Sen
ISBN: 9780307874290 030787429X 9780191027239 0191027235
OCLC Number: 936078527
Notes: "First published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf ... 1999."
"First published as an Oxford University Press paperback in 2001."
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 366 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Development as Freedom --
The Perspective of Fredom --
The ends and the Means of Development --
Freedom and the Foundations of Justice --
Poverty as Capability Deprivation --
Markets, States, and Social Opportunity --
The Importane of Democracy --
Famines and Other Crises --
Women's Agency and Social Change --
Population, Food and Freedom --
Culture and Human Rights --
Social Choice and Individual Behavior --
Individual Freedom as a Social Commitment.
Responsibility: Amartya Sen.
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"In Development as Freedom Amartya Sen explains how in a world of unprecedented increase in overall opulence millions of people living in the Third World are still unfree. Even if they are not technically slaves, they are denied elementary freedoms and remain imprisoned in one way or another by economic poverty, social deprivation, political tyranny or cultural authoritarianism. The main purpose of development is to spread freedom and its 'thousand charms' to the unfree citizens. Freedom, Sen persuasively argues, is at once the ultimate goal of social and economic arrangements and the most efficient means of realizing general welfare. Social institutions like markets, political parties, legislatures, the judiciary, and the media contribute to development by enhancing individual freedom and are in turn sustained by social values. Values, institutions, development, and freedom are all closely interrelated, and Sen links them together in an elegant analytical framework. By asking 'What is the relation between our collective economic wealth and our individual ability to live as we would like?' and by incorporating individual freedom as a social commitment into his analysis Sen allows economics once again, as it did in the time of Adam Smith, to address the social basis of individual well-being and freedom."--Provided by publisher.

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