In development as freedom amartya sen tells us that the process of development is best understood as expansion of the freedoms that people enjoy in five spheres political economic social transparency in the sense that important information is available to the public and personal security. Development as freedom is a 1999 book by economist amartya sen which focuses on international development background amartya sen was the winner of the 1998 nobel prize in economics his book argues that economic development entails a set of . Development as freedom was difficult to get into but got more and more interesting as sen progressed from outlining his theory of development as freedom to its various applications his basic theory is that development should be considered in terms of the freedoms people possess and are able to utilize. In development as freedom amartya sen quotes the eighteenth century poet william cowper on freedom freedom has a thousand charms to show that slaves howeer contented never know. Development as freedom amartya sen oxford university press 1999 summary by valerie iles in 2001 introduction development can be seen as a process of expanding the freedoms that people enjoy
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