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New Views of Trade and Sustainable Development: Using Sen's Conception of Development to Re-examine the Debates - Full Report

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New Views of Trade and Sustainable Development: Using Sen's Conception of Development to Re-examine the Debates - Full Report

This paper argues that the current trade and sustainable development debates use a concept of sustainable development that in effect assumes economic growth equals development. By using the definition of development propounded by Nobel-laureate Amartya Sen, the paper re-examines the debates, and calls for a new direction in research and policy focused on trade liberalization's impacts on human freedoms, and the institutions that foster those freedoms.

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