This unique volume is the first to examine Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen's ideas through the lens of the gender. Renowned for his humanitarian approach to economics, his contributions have been crucial to the development of several aspects of feminist economics and gender analysis. This book outlines the range and usefulness of his work from a gender perspective while also exploring some of its silences and implicit assumptions.
The result in a collection of groundbreaking and insightful essays which cover major topics in Sen's work, such as capability approach, freedom, social choice, justice, agency, 'missing women', and development well-being. Perspectives have been drawn from both developing and developed countries, with most of the authors applying Sen's concepts to cultural, geographic, and historical contexts which differ from his original applications.
The multidisciplinary volume makes for a compelling read for both economists and scholars from other disciplines, as well as for policymakers and practitioners.
About the Author:
Bina Agarwal is professor of Economics in the Institute of Economic Growth, at the University of Delhi. She has also served as vice president of the International Economic Association and President of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE).
Jane Humphries is Professor of Economic History, Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford, and Past-President of IAFFEIngrid Robeyns is a post-doctoral fellow in the department of Political Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.
|Amartya Sen: A Biographical Note||VII|
|Foreword: Diana Satrassmann||IX|
|1. Exploring the Challenges of Amartya Sen's Work and Ideas: An Introduction||1|
|Bina Agarwal, Jane Humphries and Ingrid Robeyns|
|PART I: AMARTYA SEN'S WORK AND IDEAS: A DISCUSSION|
|2. Gender and the Foundations of Social Chioce: The Role of Situated Agency||17|
|3. Capabilities as Fundamental Entitlements: Sen and Social Justice||39|
|Martha C. Nussbaum|
|4. Sen's Capability Approach and Gender Inequality: Selecting Relevant Capabilities||70|
|5. Intra- household Inequality: A Challenge for the Capability Approach?||106|
|6. Development an Empowerment||132|
|Marianne T. Hill|
|7. Development as Freedom - and as What Else?||153|
|Des Gasper and Irene Van Staveren|
|8. Globalization and Women's Paid Work: Expanding Freedom?||180|
|Christine M. Koggel|
|9. Slavery, Freedom, and Sen||203|
|Stanley L. Engerman|
|10. Sen, Ethics, and Democracy||233|
|11. Does Contraception Benefit Women? Structure, Agency, and Well- Being in Rural Mexico||258|
|Austreberta Nazar Beutelspacher, Emma Zapata Martelo and Veronica Vazquez Garcia|
|12. 'Missing Women': Revisiting the Debate||286|
|Stephan Klasen and Claudia Wink|
|13. The Human Development Paradigm: Operationalizing Sen's Ideas on Capabilities||328|
|14. Continuing the Conversation||347|
|Amartya Sen talks with Bina Agarwal, Jane Humphries and Ingrid Robeyns|
|15. Capabilities, Lists, and Public Reason: Continuing the Conversation||362|
|PART II: AMARTYA SEN'S SELECTED WRITINGS|
|16. The possibility of Social Choice||369|
|17. Gender Inequality and Theories of Justice||420|
|18. Development as Capability Expansion||437|
|19. Gender and Cooperative Conflicts||458|
|20. Development as Freedom:|
|Introduction: Development as Freedom||501|
|Chapter 1: The Perspective of Freedom|