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Valuing Freedoms: Sen’s Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction (Queen El…



Friendship, knowledge of foreign groups, the ability to purchase milk and shoes, the scent of summer roses: of what interest is this type of information to economists? Sabina Alkire shows how Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen’s capability approach can be coherently – and practically – put to work in poverty reduction activities. Sen argues that economic development should expand ‘valuable’ freedoms. Alkire probes how we identify what is valuable. Foundational issues are addressed…


Valuing Freedoms

ISBN 10 : 0199283311
ISBN 13 : 9780199283316

Friendship, knowledge of foreign groups, the ability to purchase milk and shoes, the scent of summer roses: of what interest is this type of information to economists? Sabina Alkir..


Fifty Key Thinkers On Development

ISBN 10 : 9781134304882
ISBN 13 : 1134304889

The essential guide to the world’s most influential development thinkers, this authoritative text presents a unique guide to the lives and ideas of leading contributors to the co..


Handbook Of Income Distribution

ISBN 10 : 9780444594761
ISBN 13 : 0444594760

What new theories, evidence, explanations, and policies have shaped our studies of income distribution in the 21st century? Editors Tony Atkinson and Francois Bourguignon assemble ..


Rationality And Freedom

ISBN 10 : 0674013514
ISBN 13 : 9780674013513

Rationality and freedom are among the most profound and contentious concepts in philosophy and the social sciences. In this, the first of two volumes, Amartya Sen brings clarity an..


Participatory Governance And The Millennium Development Goals Mdgs

ISBN 10 : 9211231779
ISBN 13 : 9789211231779

This publication represents a useful resource on citizen participation in governance and its role in effective realization of the internationally agreed development goals encapsula..


Adaptation Poverty And Development

ISBN 10 : 9781137002778
ISBN 13 : 1137002778

The first book to examine in detail the ways in which people adapt their understanding and behaviours towards poverty as a direct result to their experiences of poverty in developi..


The Handbook Of Rational And Social Choice

ISBN 10 : 9780191608766
ISBN 13 : 0191608769

The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice provides an overview of issues arising in work on the foundations of decision theory and social choice over the past three decades. Drawi..


An Introduction To The Human Development And Capability Approach

ISBN 10 : 9781844078066
ISBN 13 : 184407806X

This volume aims to provide new ways of thinking about population trends in the 21st century. While the 20th century was the century of population growth, with the world's populati..


International Development

ISBN 10 : 9780191651694
ISBN 13 : 0191651699

Thinking on development informs and inspires the actions of people, organizations, and states in their continuous effort to invent a better world. This volume examines the ideas be..


Capabilities Power And Institutions

ISBN 10 : 9780271036625
ISBN 13 : 0271036621

Development economics, political theory, and ethics long carried on their own scholarly dialogues and investigations with almost no interaction among them. Only in the mid-1990s di..


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