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CAPABILITIES, FREEDOM, AND EQUALITY Amartya Sen's Work from a Gender Perspective

CAPABILITIES, FREEDOM, AND EQUALITY Amartya Sen's Work from a Gender Perspective



  • Dimensions:8.8' X 5.6'
  • Edition:2006
  • Author:Bina Agarwal, - Jane Humphries, - Ingrid Robeyns
  • Publisher:Oxford University Press, New Delhi
  • ISBN:0195673263
  • Cover Type:Hardcover
  • Number of Pages:566
  • From the Jacket:

    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
    Credits XI
    1. Exploring the Challenges of Amartya Sen's Work and Ideas: An Introduction 1
    Bina Agarwal, Jane Humphries and Ingrid Robeyns
    2. Gender and the Foundations of Social Chioce: The Role of Situated Agency 17
    Fabienne Peter
    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
    Ingrid Robeyns
    5. Intra- household Inequality: A Challenge for the Capability Approach? 106
    Vegard Iversen
    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
    Elizabeth Anderson
    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
    Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
    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
    Amartya Sen
    16. The possibility of Social Choice 369
    Amartya Sen
    17. Gender Inequality and Theories of Justice 420
    Amartya Sen
    18. Development as Capability Expansion 437
    Amartya Sen
    19. Gender and Cooperative Conflicts 458
    Amartya Sen
    20. Development as Freedom:
    Introduction: Development as Freedom 501
    Chapter 1: The Perspective of Freedom
    Amartya Sen
    Contributors 532
    Index 537
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