Theory of Justice for an Imperfect World: Exploring Amartya Sen’s Idea of Justice

  title={Theory of Justice for an Imperfect World: Exploring Amartya Sen’s Idea of Justice},
  author={Siddiqur Rahman Osmani},
  journal={Journal of Human Development and Capabilities},
  pages={599 - 607}
  • S. Osmani
  • Published 1 November 2010
  • Economics
  • Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
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