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The worlds poor and dispossed could have no more articulate or insightful a champion among economists than Amartya Sen. By showing that the quality of our lives should be measured not by our wealth but by our freedom, his writings have revolutionized the theory and practice of development. The United Nations, in its own development work, has benefited immensely from the wisdom and good sense of Professor Sens views. Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations In this book, Amartya Sen develops elegantly, compactly, and yet broadly the concept that economic development is in its nature an increase in freedom. By historical examples, empirical evidence, and forceful and rigorous analysis, he shows how development, broadly and properly conceived, cannot be antagonistic to liberty but consists precisely in its increase. Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobel Laureate in Economic Science Amartya Sen has made several key contributions to research on fundamental problems in welfare economics. By combining tools from economics and philosophy, he has restored an ethical dimension to the discussion of vital economic problems. From the Royal Swedish Academy Announcement of the Award of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science The connecting theme behind these essays is that development is about expanding peoples ability to do things that they have a reason to value. The rationale for this is discussed with great force, clarity and consistency. S.V. Subramanian, Progress in Development Studies 1(1), Jan 01. the ideas are presented in a very accessible, nontechnical language. The writing is lucid with interesting story-telling openings ... a topical and timely appeal to an audience that cuts across disciplines. S.V. Subramanian, Progress in Development Studies 1(1), Jan 01. a brilliant book. Sen ranges over a vast intellectual landscape ... Many authors try this kind of tour dhorizon but few succeed as well as Amartya Sen. He is a multi-faceted scholar who has th
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Language English
Publication Date March 26, 2001
Publisher Oxford
Contributor(s) Sen Amartya
Binding Paperback
Page Count 366
ISBN 10 0195655265
ISBN 13 9780195655261
Dimensions and Weight
Product Dimensions 13.5 cm x 2 cm x 20.3 cm
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