Gender and the foundations of social choice : the role of situated agency
Peter, Fabienne. (2003) Gender and the foundations of social choice : the role of situated agency. Feminist Economics, Vol.9 (No.2-3). pp. 13-32. ISSN 1354-5701Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1354570022000078006
Amartya Sen defends a rich conception of social choice theory against tendencies to limit social choice theory to the formal investigation of rules of collective decision-making. His understanding of social choice theory makes the field a natural candidate for exploring gender issues in the evaluation of democratic policy. Not surprisingly, Sen has applied the insights he developed from his study of social choice to the evaluation of gender inequality, in particular to women's well-being in the context of the family. I focus on Sen's distinction between well-being and agency, and argue that from the perspective of women's movements and related social movements, the role of agency has so far been unduly neglected in social choice theory.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Feminist Economics|
|Page Range:||pp. 13-32|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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