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Concepts and Measures of Agency *

Sabina Alkire

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Agency is inescapably plural in both concept and measurement. In Sen's account of agency, (i) agency is exercised with respect to goals the person values; (ii) agency includes effective power as well ... More


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