Amartya Sen's Contribution to Development Thinking

Frances Stewart is professor of development economics and director of the International Development Centre, University of Oxford, and a fellow of Somerville College. Her major research interests concern the impact of development processes on poor people. Her recent work has focused on the economic and social causes and consequences of large-scale violent conflict, and also on the behavior of non-market groups. She is author or co-author of ten books and numerous edited volumes and articles includingWar and Underdevelopment (Oxford University Press, 2001). Severine Deneulin is a doctoral student in economics at Queen Elizabeth House and St Antony’s College, Oxford. Her research interests are at the crossroads of moral and political philosophy and development economics. She is currently working on the assessment and implementation of economic policies according to Amartya Sen’s capabilities approach. We would like to thank Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi for helpful comments on a previous draft.

Amartya Sen's Contribution to Development Thinking’, FrancesStewart and SeverineDeneulinStudies in Comparative International Development, 37(2) (2002): 61–70. Reprinted with kind permission from Springer Science+Business Media via Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink service.
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