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Development as freedom

"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
Print Book, English, 1999
Knopf, New York, 1999
xvi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780375406195, 9780385720274, 0375406190, 0385720270
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