Development as Freedom
This title is a synthesis of the thought of economist Amartya Sen, who views economic development as a means to extending freedoms rather than an end in itself. By widening his outlook to include poverty, tyranny, lack of opportunity, individual rights, and political structures, Professor Sen provides a useful overview of the development process.
Introduction: Development as Freedom; 1. The Perspective of Freedom; 2. The Ends and the Means of Development; 3. Freedom and the Foundations of Justice; 4. Poverty as Capability Deprivation; 5. Markets, States, and Social Opportunity; 6. The Importance of Democracy; 7. Famines and Other Crises; 8. Women's Agency and Social Change; 9. Population, Food and Freedom; 10. Culture and Human Rights; 11. Social Choice and Individual Behaviour; 12. Individual Freedom as a Social Commitment