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Political Economy of Hunger: Entitlement and Well-being (Volume 1)

Jean Dreze (Editor) Amartya Sen (Editor)

Contents: 1: Introduction/Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen 2: Food, Economics, and Entitlements/Amartya Sen 3: Global Food Balances and Individual Hunger: Three Themes in an Entitlements Based Approach/S. M. Ravi Kanbur 4: The Politics of Hunger and Entitlement/Rehman Sobhan 5: Chronic Hunger in the World: Impact of International Policies/Kirit S. Parikh 6: An Independent Press and Anti Hunger Strategies: The Indian Experience/N. Ram 7: Adapting to Undernourishment: The Biological Evidence and its Implications/Partha Dasgupta and Debraj Ray 8: Nutrition and the Economics of Food: Implications of Some Recent Controversies/S. R. Osmani 9: Food and Standard of Living: An Analysis Based on Sri Lankan Data/Sudhir Anand and Christopher Harris 10: The Intrafamily Distribution of Hunger in South Asia/Barbara Harriss 11: Rural Women and Food Production in Sub Saharan Africa/Ann Whitehead This volume is the first of three addressing a wide range of policy issues relating to the role of public action in combating hunger and deprivation in the modern world. It deals with the background nutritional, economic, social, and political aspects of the problem of world hunger.Topics covered include the characteristics and causal antecedents of famines and endemic deprivation, the interconnections between economic and political factors, the role of social relations and the family, the special problems of women's deprivation, the connection between food consumption and other indicators of living standards, and the medical aspects of undernourishment and its consequences. Several contributions also address the political background of public policy, in particular the connection between the government and the public, including the role of newspapers and the media, and the part played by political commitment and by adversarial politics and pressures. Taken together, these essays provide a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the problem of hunger and deprivation, and an important guide for action.

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About the authors

Jean Dreze

Jean Dre'ze is Honorary Professor, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.

Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor at Harvard. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1998-2004. His most recent books are Development as Freedom and Rationality and Freedom. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages.

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Title Political Economy of Hunger: Entitlement and Well-being (Volume 1)
Format Softcover
Date published: 11.12.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher OUP Publisher
Language: English
isbn 9780198865483
length 512p.