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  Ian Hacking on Sen's Inequality Reexamined   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
He is realistic because he thinks that there are certain manifest inequalities in shortfall attainment, upon which no one disagrees, even if they won't face up to the causes of those shortfalls—ill health, for example.
The most pressing problems today lie in those inequalities, and the problems are so stark that no theoretical fine points should divide people of good will in agreeing that something can be done to reduce them.
His work on regions such as India and Southeast Asia suggests that even in situations of severe inequality of attainment shortfalls—shortfalls as cruel and simple as starvation or early death—cooperation and reason, aided by a semblance of democracy and unfettered information, have in some places worked wonders.
finance.commerce.ubc.ca /~bhatta/BookReview/ian_hacking_on_sen's_inequality_reexamined.html   (4678 words)

Inequality can be measured in different ways, and no measure seems to be strongly supported by common sense intuition about the meaning of equality.
Interpreting Karl Marx as an egalitarian normative theorist is a tricky undertaking, however, in view of the fact that he tends to eschew explicit theorizing on moral principles and to regard assertions of moral principles as so much ideological dust thrust in the eyes of the workers by defenders of capitalism.
To put the issue another way, if it is the inequality per se that is bad, then the gap between poor and rich would seem to be no worse than a same-sized gap between the life prospects of the rich and super-rich.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/egalitarianism   (12667 words)

 Thomas Duermeier
Each inequality statement is a political weapon for or against redistribution (compare Sen: Inequality reexamined).
This poverty index is something different from inequality, but poverty is the most important part of inequality studies (for Rawls and Sen is the worst of the most important part in inequality).
The increase of welfare isn't correlated with a decrease of inequality.
www.colorado.edu /ibs/GAD/seminar/duermeier/duermeier11.htm   (1893 words)

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In fact, Sen understands that the “justification for inequality in some features is made to rest on the equality of some of other feature, taken to be more basic in that ethical system.
The central question is “whether such inequalities of freedom are compatible with fulfilling the underlying idea of the political conception of justice” (p.
Sen believes that inequality and social wellbeing are concepts that are intimately linked, and this connection depends on understanding of the function of wellbeing.
www.iadb.org /ETICA/Documentos/sen_nuevo-i.doc   (1310 words)

 Inequality Reexamined (Amartya Sen) - book review
Sen begins Inequality Reexamined by arguing that equality plays a key role in all political philosophies of any consequence.
The second half of Inequality Reexamined applies these ideas to various substantive topics: conceptions of justice (in particular that of Rawls); measures of inequality and their use in welfare economics; quantitative measures of poverty; and, briefly, class, gender, and regional inequalities.
With forty five pages of references and dense footnoting, Inequality Reexamined is very much an academic monograph — and one unlikely to be read outside a restricted area of academia.
dannyreviews.com /h/Inequality_Reexamined.html   (287 words)

 Inequality Reexamined
Sen's contribution to the literature was to show under what conditions Arrow's Impossibility Theorem would indeed come to pass as well as to extend and enrich the theory of social choice, informed by his interests in history of economic thought and philosophy.
Sen's best-known work is his 1981 volume Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation, in which he demonstrated that famine occurs not from a lack of food, but from inequalities built into mechanisms for distributing food.
This annual publication that ranks countries on a variety of economic and social indicators owes much to the contributions by Sen among other social choice theorists in the area of economic measurement of poverty and inequality.
www.ou.edu /cas/psc/booksen3.htm   (1433 words)

 Inequality Reexamined. | Economics
He points out that there is no scarcity of proponents for a long list of equals: income, wealth, rights, opportunities, freedom, etc. He submits that even those advocates such as Robert Nozick and James Buchanan, who reject the appeal of egalitarianism are nevertheless egalitarian about some things or some "space".
Choosing equality in one space, however, clearly requires that inequality be accepted in other spaces, e.g., since people are so diverse in their personal characteristics, an insistence on equal rights must thereby accept inequality in such things as incomes, utilities, and other forms of well being.
"Inequality Reexamined." is an article from the Economics category.
www.allbusiness.com /periodicals/article/451075-1.html   (609 words)

 David Held, Violence, Justice and Law
Despite the development and consolidation of the regime of liberal international sovereignty, massive inequalities of power and economic resource continue to grow.
However, one further element of inequality is particularly apparent: a significant proportion of the world's population remains marginal to these networks (Pogge, 1999, p.
Hence, it is hardly a surprise that liberal democracy and flourishing economic inequalities exist side by side.
www.theglobalsite.ac.uk /press/112held.htm   (6302 words)

 Amazon.com: Inequality Reexamined (Russell Sage Foundation Books): Books: Amartya Sen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
On Economic Inequality (Radcliffe Lectures) by Amartya Sen
Inequality Reexamined (Russell Sage Foundation Books) by Amartya Sen
The most basic idea, that one person's equality is another's inequality, is explored in detail.
www.amazon.com /Inequality-Reexamined-Russell-Foundation-Books/dp/0674452569   (1225 words)

 Oxford Scholarship Online: Inequality Reexamined
Abstract: Amartya Sen revisits the issues tackled in his previous seminal work, ‘On Economic Inequality’, first published in 1973 and expanded in 1997, and provides new analyses and insights in this crucial area.
Sen argues that we should be concerned with people's capabilities rather than either their resources or their welfare.
He also looks at some types of inequalities that have not yet been studied as systematically as inequalities of class and wealth have been.
www.oxfordscholarship.com /oso/public/content/economicsfinance/0198289286/toc.html   (192 words)

 Amartya Sen Winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics
On Economic Inequality by Amartya Sen - one of his most celebrated works
Poverty And Famines by Amartya Sen - an important treatise on the same general subject for which the Nobel Prize was awarded
"Inequality Reexamined" - brief book review (submitted by Danny Yee)
nobelprizes.com /nobel/economics/1998a.html   (300 words)

 Amartya Sen information - Search.com
Among his many contributions to development economics, Sen has produced pioneering studies of gender inequality, so he always takes care to write "her" rather than "his" when referring to an abstract person.
In 1981, Sen published Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation, a book in which he demonstrated that famine occurs not from a lack of food, but from inequalities built into mechanisms for distributing food.
Sen's revolutionary contribution to development economics and social indicators is the concept of 'capability.' He argues that governments should be measured against the concrete capabilities of their citizens.
www.search.com /reference/Amartya_Sen   (2032 words)

 AMARTYA_SEN definition , Term Papers on AMARTYA_SEN by essay 411
Sen devised methods of measuring poverty that yielded useful information for improving economic conditions for the poor.
For instance, his theoretical work on inequality provided an explanation for why there are fewer women than men in some poor countries in spite of the fact that more women than men are born and infant mortality is higher among males.
*Sen, Amartya, ''Inequality Reexamined'', Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1992 *Nussbaum, Martha, and Sen, Amartya.
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 Inequality Reexamined - Harvard University Press Amartya Sen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Inequality Reexamined - Harvard University Press Amartya Sen
The Philosphy of Economics: The most basic idea, that one person's equality is another's inequality, is explored in detail.
Copyright © 2005 - Law Research Guide
www.lawresearchguide.com /p/product_0674452569.php   (315 words)

 Access to Amartya Sen
Gender Inequality in Human Development: Theories and measurement, Occasional paper 19 in Sustainable Human Development.
Inequality Reexamined, publicity page for this book published by Harvard University Press.
Sen's Theory, 16 January 1998, Press Trust of India article in the
www.justpeace.org /sen.htm   (360 words)

 Book Listing by Subject: Political Economy (Economics Network)
Globalisation, Social Capital and Inequality: Contested Concepts, Contested Experiences (Wilfred Dolfsma, Charlie Dannreuther (Eds.))
The Political Economy of Education: Implications for Growth and Inequality (CESifo Book S.) (Mark Gradstein, Moshe Justman, Volker Meier)
Inequality, Globalization, and World Politics (Andrew Hurrell, Ngaire Woods)
www.economics.ltsn.ac.uk /books/PoliticalEconomy.htm   (3089 words)

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