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Amartya Sen

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Collective choice and social welfare / Amartya Sen.

by Sen, Amartya, 1933-.

Edition: Expanded edition.Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2017Description: xxxvii, 601 pages : ill. (black and white).Notes: Previous edition: Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1979.; Donated by Zuleika Arashiro. Date: 13 March 2019Summary: 'Can the values which individual members of society attach to different alternatives be aggregated into values for society as a whole, in a way that is both fair and theoretically sound? Is the majority principle a workable rule for making decisions? How should income inequality be measured? ... By answering questions such as these, Amartya Sen has made a number of noteworthy contributions to economic science and opened up new fields of study for subsequent generations'Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Development as freedom. /

by Sen, Amartya.

Publisher: New York, NY Knopf 1999Description: xvi, 366 p. : ill.Notes: Published September 18, 1999 Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Development as Freedom is a general exposition of the economic ideas and analyses of Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. This brilliant and indispensable treatise compellingly analyzes the nature of contemporary economic development from the perspective of human freedom. Freedom, Sen persuasively argues, is at once the ultimate goal of economic life and the most efficient means of realizing general welfare. It is a good to be enjoyed by the world's entire population. Drawing on moral and political philosophy and technical economic analysis, this work gives the nonspecialist reader powerful access to Sen's paradigm-altering vision and vividly shows how he, in the words of the Nobel Prize committee, has both "restored an ethical dimension to the discussion of economic problems" and "opened up new fields of study for subsequent generations of researchers." To a world divided between those who fear the ruthlessness of the free market under prevailing conditions of global capitalism and those who fear the terror of authoritarian states that stifle indi- vidual liberty as well as initiative, Development as Freedom presents a necessary intellectual and moral framework of analysis and scrutiny. By rigorously addressing one of the largest questions of all--"What is the relation between our economic wealth and our ability to live as we would like?"--Sen allows economics once again, as it did in the time of Adam Smith, to address the social basis of individual well-being and freedom. He also confronts the human dilemma that "despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority--of people." This is a landmark work that shows how in individual human freedom--the exclusive possession, Sen shows, of no particular nation, region or historical, intellectual or religious tradition--lies the capacity for political participation, economic development and social progress.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Identity and violence : the illusion of destiny /

by Sen, Amartya.

Publisher: New York ; London W. W. Norton & Co. 2006Description: xx, 215 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: The violence of illusion -- Making sense of identity -- Civilizational confinement -- Religious affiliations and Muslim history -- West and anti-west -- Culture and captivity -- Globalization and voice -- Multiculturalism and freedom -- Freedom to thinkSummary: "Sen argues in this book that conflict and violence are sustained today, no less than in the past, by the illusion of a unique identity. Indeed, the world is increasingly taken to be a federation of religions (or of "cultures" or "civilizations"), ignoring the relevance of other ways in which people see themselves, involving class, gender, profession, language, literature, science, music, morals, or politics. Global attempts to stop such violence are also handicapped by the conceptual disarray generated by the presumption of singular and choiceless identity. When relations among different human beings are identified with a "clash of civilizations," or alternatively, with "amity among civilizations," human beings are miniaturized and deposited into little boxes." "Through his investigation of such diverse subjects as multiculturalism, postcolonialism, fundamentalism, terrorism, and globalization, Sen brings out the need for a clearheaded understanding of human freedom and the effectiveness of constructive public voice in global civil society. The world, Sen shows, can be made to move toward peace as firmly as it has recently spiraled toward violence and war." -- BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Inequality reexamined /

by Sen, Amartya.

Edition: New ed.Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Oxford University Press 1995Description: :242: p. : 1ill. ; 22cm.Summary: Amartya Sen argues that the dictum "all people are created equal" serves largely to deflect attention from the fact that we differ in age, gender, talents, and physical abilities as well as in material advantages and social background. He argues for concentrating on higher and more basic values: individual capabilities and freedom to achieve objectives. By concentrating on the equity and efficiency of social arrangements in promoting freedoms and capabilities of individuals, Sen adds an important new dimension to arguments about such vital issues as gender inequalities, welfare policies, affirmative action, and public provision of health care and education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).
Inequality, unemployment and contemporary Europe. / [in:] International Labour Review

by Sen, Amartya.

Edition: Vol. 136 No. 2 (Summer)Publisher: 1997Description: 17 p.Online Access: Journal article International Labour Review - Wiley Brotherhood staff see Library for further information Notes: Article in International Labour Review, Vol. 136 (1997), No. 2 (Summer)Summary: Inequality of incomes can differ substantially from inequality in other 'spaces' such as well-being, freedom, health, longevity, and quality of life. Given the massive sclae of unemployment in contemporary European economies, concentrating only on income inequality can be particularly deceptive for studying economic inequality, since unemployment causes deprivation in many other ways as well. This paper examines the different ways in which unemployment creates deprivation (other than through low income), and what implications these issues have on the relative merits of American and European attitudes respectively to individual responsibility and social commitment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Mismeasuring our lives: why GDP doesn't add up / the report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress ; Joseph E. Stiglitz, Amartya Sen, And Jean-Paul Fitoussi.

by Stiglitz, Joseph E | Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (France) | Sen, Amartya | Fitoussi, Jean-Paul | , 1933- | , 1942-.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New Press, 2010Description: (xxxii, 136 pages illustrations.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress /

by Stiglitz, Joseph E | Sen, Amartya | Fitoussi, Jean-Paul.

Publisher: Paris, France Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: http://www.theage.com.au/business/measuring-up-beyond-the-gdp-20090925-g6e8.htmlAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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