Synopses & Reviews
From the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics comes an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development, for both rich and poor, in the 21st century.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -351) and index.
About the Author
Amarty Sen is Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1988, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science.
Table of Contents
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 crisis -- 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.