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

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Item Code: IDF149
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New Delhi
Author: Bina Agarwal, Jane Humphries, Ingrid Robeyns
Language: English
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 0195673263
Pages: 566
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.8" X 5.6"
Weight 870 gm
Book Description
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 IAFFE Ingrid 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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