Liberty Limited? A Sympathetic Re-Engagement with Amartya Sen’s Development as Freedom

Selwyn, Ben (2011) Liberty Limited? A Sympathetic Re-Engagement with Amartya Sen’s Development as Freedom. Economic and Political Weekly, XLVI (10). pp. 68-76. ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract

Amartya Sen’s Development as Freedom represents a
brilliant vision of human development in this time of
crisis. It effectively critiques growth-based development
which often encourages (explicitly or implicitly) political
repression in order to stimulate high rates of economic
growth. Sen argues that freedom should be both the
goal and means of development, with an important
role for the state in expanding the poor’s abilities to
enhance their freedoms. However, Sen weds his
vision to capitalist markets, which undermines his
analysis. To realise the vision it should be linked to
non-capitalist development.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ3674 State territory and its parts
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Depositing User: Benjamin Selwyn
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2012 14:13
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 12:19
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38662

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