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Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2
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Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur


The year 2008 marks Amartya Sen's 75th birthday. Amartya has made deep and lasting contributions to the academic disciplines of economics, philosophy, and the social sciences more broadly. He has engaged in policy dialogue and public debate, advancing the cause of a human development focused policy agenda, and a tolerant and democratic polity. This argumentative Indian has made the case for the poorest of the poor, and for plurality in cultural perspective. It is not surprising that he has won the highest awards, ranging from the Nobel Prize in Economics to the Bharat Ratna, India's highest ci ... More

Keywords: human development, capabilities, gender, household, growth, poverty, economic policy, society, politics, history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199239979
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kaushik Basu, editor
C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Analytic Economics, Cornell University

Ravi Kanbur, editor
T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, Cornell University
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Part I Human Development and Capabilities

Part II Gender and the Household

Part III Growth, Poverty and Policy