Collective Choice and Social Welfare by Amartya Sen: A Review Essay with Reference to Development in Peru

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of Sen’s revised edition of Collective Choice and Social Welfare (London: Penguin Books, 2017) and examines the relevance of its arguments in the context of Peru. It focuses on three main points: 1) a social choice approach for addressing global problems; 2) an expanded informational basis for making judgments; and 3) a public reasoning view of collective decision-making. The paper then discusses these points in relation to development policy in Peru. It critically analyses the human-social development strategy followed by the Peruvian government in recent years and, in particular, the capacity of public reasoning to reflect and sustain the priorities of the poorest and marginalized in the public policy agenda.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherUniversity of Oxford
Pages1-26
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)978-19-1229-101-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Publication series

NameOxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Working Paper
PublisherOxford Department of International Development
No.113

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Keywords

  • Amartya Sen
  • capability approach
  • social justice
  • democracy
  • Peru

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Deneulin, S., & Clausen Lizarraga, J. (2018). Collective Choice and Social Welfare by Amartya Sen: A Review Essay with Reference to Development in Peru. (pp. 1-26). (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Working Paper ; No. 113). Oxford : University of Oxford.