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The Idea of Justice
The Idea of Justice
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
Published Date : 2010/07
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780141037851

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From Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen, "The Idea of Justice" is a refreshing alternative approach to mainstream theories of justice. Is justice an ideal, for ever beyond our grasp, or something that may actually guide our practical decisions and enhance our lives? At the heart of Sen's argument is his insistence on the role of public reason in establishing what can make societies less unjust. But there are always choices to be made between alternative assessments of what is reasonable, and competing positions can each be well defended. Rather than rejecting these pluralities, we should use them to construct a theory of justice that can accommodate divergent points of view. Sen also inspiringly shows how the principles of justice in the modern world must avoid parochialism and address vital questions of global injustice. The breadth of vision, intellectual acuity and striking humanity of one of the world's leading public intellectuals have never been more clearly shown than in this remarkable book. "A major advance in contemporary thinking". (John Gray, "Literary Review"). "The most important contribution to the subject since John Rawls' "A Theory of Justice"".(Hilary Putnam, Harvard University). "Sen writes with dry wit, a feel for history and a relaxed cosmopolitanism ...a conviction that economists and philosophers are in business to improve the world burns on almost every page". ("Economist"). 'Sen's magisterial critique of the dominant mode of liberal political philosophy confirms him as the English-speaking world's pre-eminent public intellectual". ("New Statesman" Books of the Decade). Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor at Harvard. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge 1998-2004. His most recent books are "The Argumentative Indian", "Identity and Violence" and "Development as Freedom". His books have been translated into thirty languages.DM EE EG ES FI FJ FK FO FR GD GG GH GI GL GM GR GY HK HU IL IM IN IQ IS IT JE JM JO KE KI KN KW KY LC LI LK LS LT LU LV MC MS MT MU MW MY NA NG NL NO NP PK PL PN PT RO SB SC SD SE SG SH SI SK SL SM SO SZ TO TR TT TV TZ UG VA VC VG WS YE ZM ZWCI CK CL CN CO CR CU CV CX DJ DO DZ EC EH ER ET GA GE GF GN GP GQ GS GT GW HM HN HR HT ID IO IR JP KG KH KM KP KR KZ LA LB LR LY MA MD ME MF MG MK ML MM MN MO MP MQ MR MV MX MZ NC NE NF NI NR NU OM PA PE PF PG PM PS PY QA RE RS RU RW SA SJ SN SR ST SV SY TC TD TF TG TH TJ TK TL TM TN TW UA UY UZ VE VI VN VU WF YTBenefits of GRI to the economy; 3.3.1 Access to financial services directly impacts GDP growth; 3.3.2 Increasing the proportion of women who are banked; 3.3.3 Poverty reduction; 3.3.4 Increasing the number of women trading in the formal sector; 3.3.5 A channel for social protection; 3.4 Framework for policy-makers; 3.4.1 Education; 3.4.2 Legal and regulatory environment; 3.4.3 Financial infrastructure; 3.4.4 Business support institutions; 3.4.5 Indicators for tracking progress; 4. The Role of Institutions; 4.1 Status of women's enterprises and access to financial services; 4.2 Benefits of GRI for financial services providers; 4.2.1 New market entry; 4.2.2 Profit and portfolio growth; 4.2.3 Lower risk; 4.2.4 Increased customer loyalty; 4.2.5 Innovation; 4.2.6 Social license to operate; 4.2.7 Differentiation from competitors; 4.3 Framework for financial services providers; 4.3.1 Diagnostic phase; 4.3.2 Design phase; 4.4 Issues in the design of GRIs; 4.4.1 Lack of proper documentation; 4.4.2 High prices and high cost of capital; 4.4.3 Lack of collateral; 4.4.4 Physical accessibility; 4.4.5 Poor financial management skills; 4.4.6 Limited business networks; 4.4.7 Mixed experience of financial services/products; 4.4.8 Data collection for performance management; 4.5 Implementation and monitoring; 4.5.1 Implementation; 4.5.2 Monitoring and evaluation; 5. Conclusion; 5.1 Levelling the playing field; 5.2 Investing for an inclusive sustainable future; 5.3 Adapting and innovating; 5.4 Providing a regulatory framework that encourages GRI; Appendix A. Checklist for Policy-makers; Appendix B. Checklist for Financial Institutions; Appendix C. Commonwealth Economies with Gender-differentiated Laws; Appendix D. Credit Data for Commonwealth Countries; Appendix E. Methodology for Depth of Credit Information; Notes; References and bibliography