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Product Description: “Can the values which individual members of society attach to different alternatives be aggregated into values for society as a whole, in a way that is both fair and theoretically sound? Is the majority principle a workable rule for making decisions? How should income inequality be measured? When and how can we compare the distribution of welfare in different societies?” So reads the 1998 Nobel citation by the Swedish Academy, acknowledging Amartya Sen’s important contributions in welfare economics and particularly his work in Collective Choice and Social Welfare...read more

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9780674971608 | Expanded edition (Harvard Univ Pr, January 9, 2017), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: “Can the values which individual members of society attach to different alternatives be aggregated into values for society as a whole, in a way that is both fair and theoretically sound?

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9780405121937, titled "Vision: A Saga of the Sky" | Ayer Co Pub, June 1, 1979, cover price $37.95 | also contains Vision: A Saga of the Sky

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9780241955369 | Penguin Uk, July 2, 2015, cover price $18.10

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Product Description: The Essential Hirschman brings together some of the finest essays in the social sciences, written by one of the twentieth century's most influential and provocative thinkers. Albert O. Hirschman was a master essayist, one who possessed the rare ability to blend the precision of economics with the elegance of literary imagination...read more
By Amartya Sen (other contributor)

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9780691165677 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 27, 2015, cover price $24.95 | also contains The Essential Hirschman | About this edition: The Essential Hirschman brings together some of the finest essays in the social sciences, written by one of the twentieth century's most influential and provocative thinkers.
9780396083429, titled "Homicidal Horse" | Dodd Mead, March 1, 1984, cover price $3.50 | also contains Homicidal Horse, The Essential Hirschman

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Product Description: When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial rule, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech, and extensive political rights. The famines of the British era disappeared, and steady economic growth replaced the economic stagnation of the Raj...read more

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9780691165523 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 22, 2015, cover price $19.95 | also contains An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions | About this edition: When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial rule, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech, and extensive political rights.

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Product Description: By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development-for both rich and poor-in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population...read more

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9781480563391 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, September 10, 2013), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development-for both rich and poor-in the twenty-first century.
9781480564015 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, September 10, 2013), cover price $14.99

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Product Description: This book is motivated by the idea that the cost of inaction can be much greater than the cost of action. Inaction can lead to serious negative consequences—for individuals, the economy, and society. The consequences of a failure to reduce extreme poverty, for example, typically include malnutrition, preventable morbidity, premature mortality, incomplete basic education, and other human and social development costs...read more

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9780674065581 | Harvard Univ Pr, June 4, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: This book is motivated by the idea that the cost of inaction can be much greater than the cost of action.

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Product Description: Social justice: an ideal, forever beyond our grasp; or one of many practical possibilities? More than a matter of intellectual discourse, the idea of justice plays a real role in how―and how well―people live. And in this book the distinguished scholar Amartya Sen offers a powerful critique of the theory of social justice that, in its grip on social and political thinking, has long left practical realities far behind...read more

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9780674036130 | 1 edition (Belknap Pr, September 30, 2009), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Social justice: an ideal, forever beyond our grasp; or one of many practical possibilities?

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9780674060470 | Reprint edition (Belknap Pr, May 31, 2011), cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Social justice: an ideal, forever beyond our grasp; or one of many practical possibilities?

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Product Description: K.R. Narayanan s life graph reflects in many ways the fruition of the promise of equality of status and opportunity that the Constitution guaranteed every citizen; from humble beginnings in a remote village to a distinguished career as an academician, diplomat, politician and, finally, India s first Dalit President, Narayanan embodied modern India s indomitable spirit...read more
By Amartya Sen (foreword by)

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9780670081325 | Gardners Books, January 1, 2010, cover price $26.25 | About this edition: K.

In the mid-1990s, as many as one million North Koreans died in one of the worst famines of the twentieth century. The socialist food distribution system collapsed primarily because of a misguided push for self-reliance, but was compounded by the regime's failure to formulate a quick response-including the blocking of desperately needed humanitarian relief. As households, enterprises, local party organs, and military units tried to cope with the economic collapse, a grassroots process of marketization took root. However, rather than embracing these changes, the North Korean regime opted for tentative economic reforms with ambiguous benefits and a self-destructive foreign policy. As a result, a chronic food shortage continues to plague North Korea today. In their carefully researched book, Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland present the most comprehensive and penetrating account of the famine to date, examining not only the origins and aftermath of the crisis but also the regime's response to outside aid and the effect of its current policies on the country's economic future. Their study begins by considering the root causes of the famine, weighing the effects of the decline in the availability of food against its poor distribution. Then it takes a close look at the aid effort, addressing the difficulty of monitoring assistance within the country, and concludes with an analysis of current economic reforms and strategies of engagement.North Korea's famine exemplified the depredations that can arise from tyrannical rule and the dilemmas such regimes pose for the humanitarian community, as well as the obstacles inherent in achieving economic and political reform. To reveal the state's culpability in this tragic event is a vital project of historical recovery, one that is especially critical in light of our current engagement with the "North Korean question."

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9780231140003 | Columbia Univ Pr, March 1, 2007, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: In the mid-1990s, as many as one million North Koreans died in one of the worst famines of the twentieth century.

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9780231140010 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 1, 2009, cover price $28.00

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Product Description: Rare book: Price in USD

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9788420621548 | Alianza Editorial Sa, June 30, 2007, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Rare book: Price in USD

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Product Description: Libro incluido en Biblioteca Selecta Forum de Barcelona 2004 La obra del economista Amartya Sen se puede presentar en general como una alternativa y un desafío a los planteamientos de la denominada escuela de Chicago, representada fundamentalmente por el matrimonio Friedman y Gary Becker...read more
By Ana Maria Bravo (adapted by) and Amartya Sen

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9788420629513 | Alianza Editorial Sa, June 30, 2007, cover price $48.95 | About this edition: Libro incluido en Biblioteca Selecta Forum de Barcelona 2004 La obra del economista Amartya Sen se puede presentar en general como una alternativa y un desafío a los planteamientos de la denominada escuela de Chicago, representada fundamentalmente por el matrimonio Friedman y Gary Becker.

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9788420667355 | Alianza Editorial Sa, June 30, 2007, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: Brand New.

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Product Description: En esta serie de ensayos fundamentales, Sen reflexiona sobre los mitos imaginarios que aun tergiversan la aproximacion occidental a la realidad de este pais, que obvian la importancia de su tradicion dialogica, de sus usos heterodoxos, seculares y democraticos, de sus practicas intelectuales y cientificas y de la exigencia del juicio razonado como integrantes de la identidad india...read more

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9788474328325 | Gedisa Editorial S A, April 30, 2007, cover price $63.95 | About this edition: En esta serie de ensayos fundamentales, Sen reflexiona sobre los mitos imaginarios que aun tergiversan la aproximacion occidental a la realidad de este pais, que obvian la importancia de su tradicion dialogica, de sus usos heterodoxos, seculares y democraticos, de sus practicas intelectuales y cientificas y de la exigencia del juicio razonado como integrantes de la identidad india.

This book builds an interdisciplinary understanding of health equity. With contributions from distinguished philosophers, anthropologists, economists, and public-health specialists, it centres on five major themes: what is health equity?; health equity and social justice; responsibilities for health; ethical issues in health evaluation; and anthropological perspectives.
By Sudhir Anand (editor), Fabienne Peter (editor) and Amartya Sen (editor)

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9780199276363 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, February 17, 2005, cover price $180.00 | About this edition: This book builds an interdisciplinary understanding of health equity.

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9780199276370 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, March 9, 2006, cover price $53.00

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Covers the history of United Nations' programs that have benefited women in developing nations, describing the impact on rights, equality, and social justice.
By Devaki Jain and Amartya Sen (foreword by)

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9780253346971 | Indiana Univ Pr, October 30, 2005, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Covers the history of United Nations' programs that have benefited women in developing nations, describing the impact on rights, equality, and social justice.

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Product Description: Rationality and freedom are among the most profound and contentious concepts in philosophy and the social sciences. In two volumes on rationality, freedom, and justice, the distinguished economist and philosopher Amartya Sen brings clarity and insight to these difficult issues...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780674009479 | Belknap Pr, November 1, 2002, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Rationality and freedom are among the most profound and contentious concepts in philosophy and the social sciences.

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9780674013513 | Reprint edition (Belknap Pr, March 30, 2004), cover price $31.00 | About this edition: Rationality and freedom are among the most profound and contentious concepts in philosophy and the social sciences.

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9788474916041 | Italian edition edition (Complutense S A Editorial, March 3, 2003), cover price $15.95

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Product Description: This book explores the role of public action in eliminating deprivation and expanding human freedoms in India. The analysis is based on a broad and integrated view of development, which focuses on well-being and freedom rather than the standard indicators of economic growth...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780199257485 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, October 31, 2002), cover price $139.50 | About this edition: This book explores the role of public action in eliminating deprivation and expanding human freedoms in India.

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9780199257492 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, November 28, 2002, cover price $53.00 | About this edition: This book explores the role of public action in eliminating deprivation and expanding human freedoms in India.

By Amartya Sen (editor)

Miscellaneous:

9781400824649 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 15, 2001, cover price $20.95

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Product Description: The Sen and Drèze omnibus comprises three outstanding works by two of the world's finest economists. The volume is a trilogy on the causes of hunger, the role public action can play in its alleviation, and the Indian experience in this context...read more
By Jean Dreze (editor) and Amartya Sen

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9780195648317 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 9, 1999, cover price $49.50 | About this edition: The Sen and Drèze omnibus comprises three outstanding works by two of the world's finest economists.

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Product Description: In November of 1998 Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Economics, delivered the 1998 Romanes Lecture before the University of Oxford. The subject was social identity and its role and implications.

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9780199513895 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 26, 1999, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: In November of 1998 Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Economics, delivered the 1998 Romanes Lecture before the University of Oxford.

India's success in reducing endemic deprivation since Independence has been quite limited. Recent diagnoses of this failure of policy have concentrated on the counterproductive role of government regulation, and on the need for economic incentives to accelerate the growth of the economy. This book argues that an assessment of India's failure to eliminate basic deprivations has to go beyond this limited focus, and to take note of the role played in that failure by inadequate public involvement in the provision of basic education, health care, social security, and related fields, Even the fostering of fast and participatory economic growth requires some basic social change, which is not addressed by liberalization and economic incentives. The authors also discuss the historical antecedents of these political and social neglects, including the distortion of policy priorities arising from inequalities of political power. Following on from this, the book considers the scope for public action to address these earlier biases and achieve a transformation of policy priorities. Beginning with an introductory chapter presenting the motivation, focus, and approach of the book, it discusses the respective roles of the market mechanism and government action in economic development and discusses the particular role of public involvement in the fields of health and education. International comparisons of development experiences are brought to bear on the diagnosis of India's successes and failures, and the work discusses the lessons to be learnt from the contrasting development experiences of different states within India, with particular attention to Kerala's outstanding success in social fields. The authors consider the role of public action and political organization in promoting social opportunities. Attention is drawn, in particular, to the part played by widespread illiteracy in suppressing that process and perpetuating social inequalities. The work also looks at the issue of basic education, including a critical assessment of public policy in this field. The issue of gender inequality is discussed, and the role of women's agency in the expansion of social opportunities for both women and men is explored. The work concludes by consolidating the argument and discussing the policy implication of the analyses presented. A statistical appendix presents a comparative picture of India and other developing countries, and also the comparative performance of different states within India. This new work by two internationally renowned economists is an important and relevant argument for promoting human welfare. (view table of contents)

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9780198290124 | Clarendon Pr, May 23, 1996, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: India's success in reducing endemic deprivation since Independence has been quite limited.

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9780198295280 | Clarendon Pr, April 8, 1999, cover price $83.00

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Product Description: This is a collection of essays by six prominent social scientists on the ideal of economic and social equality and the ways, if any, in which public action can help to achieve it. * Amartya Sen offers an overview of how equality can be furthered by public action...read more
By A. B. Atkinson (editor), Paul Barker (editor), Ronald Dworkin (editor), Albert O. Hirschman (editor) and E. J. Hobsbawm (editor)

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9780198292050 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 27, 1997, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: This is a collection of essays by six prominent social scientists on the ideal of economic and social equality and the ways, if any, in which public action can help to achieve it.

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9780198295181 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 29, 1999, cover price $43.50 | About this edition: This is a collection of essays by six prominent social scientists on the ideal of economic and social equality and the ways, if any, in which public action can help to achieve it.

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