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Development as freedom

Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2000, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Anchor books edView all editions and formats
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Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most effective 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sen, Amartya Kumar.
Development as freedom.
New York : Anchor books, 1999
(OCoLC)647600837
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Sen
ISBN: 0385720270 9780385720274 0192893300 9780192893307
OCLC Number: 45146643
Notes: Based on lectures given as a Presidential Fellow at the World Bank in 1996 and 1997.
Description: xvi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: development as freedom --
The perspective of freedom --
The ends and the means of development --
Freedom and the foundations of justice --
Poverty as capability deprivation --
Markets, state and social opportunity --
The importance 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.
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