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The Contributions of Professor Amartya Sen in the Field of Human Rights

Polly Vizard,  January 2005
Paper No' CASE 091: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Summary:
This paper assesses Sen’s development of the human rights discourse and suggests it forms an important ‘scholarly bridge’ between human rights and economics. It suggests fundamental freedoms and human rights is itself an important gateway to understanding the significance of Sen’s research.


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