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Is Sen’s model of “development as freedom”  useful  to developing countries in light of the current global political and economic realities?

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I would argue that the model is useful to developing countries, even though many developing countries have so far not promoted freedom nearly as much as they have promoted economic growth.  Let us look at the example of China to see a reason for this.

A key arguments in Sen's work is that freedom helps a...

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