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  • Course No: HS 611
  • Course: MA in Development Studies
  • Semester: II
  • Title: Human Development: Theory and Practice
  • Stream: Development Studies
  • Description:

    Human development in theory: Amartya Sen - capability approach, John Rawls - critique of

    utilitarianism, Mahbub ul Haq � the making of human development index; Conceptual issues: basic

    needs and capabilities, capabilities and human development, functionings and freedom, agency

    functions, collective action, Millennium Development Goals; Human Development Index: evolution,

    measurement, refinements, debates, world, national and state Human Development Reports;

    Human development in practice: Multi-dimensional poverty measures, country case studies; Hunger,

    unemployment and public action: food security, employment security; Indian case: state of the Indian

    farmer, agrarian crisis and farmer�s suicides, state of primary and secondary schooling, public

    health, gender related conflicts.

     

    Texts/References:

    1.A. Sen, Development as Freedom, Oxford University Press, 2000

    2.S. Fukuda-Parr and A. K. Shivakumar (eds.), Readings in Human Development: Concepts, Measures

    and Policies for a Development Paradigm, Oxford University Press, 2005.

    3.J. Dreze and A. Sen (eds.), The Political Economy of Hunger, Volume 1: Entitlement and Well-Being,Clarendon Press Oxford, 1990.

    4.UNDPWorld Human Development Reports, United Nations, 1990-2011.

    5.K. Haq and R. Ponzio (eds.), Pioneering the Human Development Revolution: An Intellectual

    Biography of Mahbub ul Haq, Oxford University Press, 2008

    6.J. Rawls, Justice as Fairness: A Restatement, The Belknap Press, 2000

  • Text:

    A. Sen, Development as Freedom, Oxford University Press, 2000^$^S. Fukuda-Parr and A. K. Shivakumar (eds.), Readings in Human Development: Concepts, Measures and Policies for a Development Paradigm, Oxford University Press, 2005.^$^J. Dreze and A. Sen (eds.), The Political Economy of Hunger, Volume 1: Entitlement and Well-Being,Clarendon Press Oxford, 1990.^$^UNDP, World Human Development Reports, United Nations, 1990-2011.^$^K. Haq and R. Ponzio (eds.), Pioneering the Human Development Revolution: An Intellectual Biography of Mahbub ul Haq, Oxford University Press, 2008^$^J. Rawls, Justice as Fa