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Political Economy of Hunger: Endemic Hunger (Volume 3)

Jean Dreze (Editor) Amartya Sen (Editor)

Contents: 1: Introduction/Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen 2: Feeding China/Carl Riskin 3: Public Policy and Basic Needs Provision: Intervention and Achievement in Sri Lanka/Sudhir Anand and S. M. Ravi 4: Growth and Poverty: Some Lessons from Brazil/Ignacy Sachs 5: Malnutrition and Poverty in Latin America/S. M. Ravi Kanbur 6: Undernutrition in Sub Saharan Africa/Peter Svedberg 7: Policy Options for African Agriculture/Francis Idachaba 8: Poverty and Food Deprivation in Kenya's Smallholder Agricultural Areas/Judith Heyer 9: The Contribution of Industry to Solving the Food Problem in Africa/Samuel Wangwe 10: The Food Problems of Bangladesh/S. R. Osmani 11: The Elimination of Endemic Poverty in South Asia/Kaushik Basu This volume is the last 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. Volume 3 deals with the strategic options for the elimination of endemic hunger. The topics covered include: the comparative extent of hunger and deprivation in different parts of the world; the influence of food production; the interconnections between economic growth and public support; the role of economic diversification in reducing vulnerability; the potential impact of direct public provisioning on living standards; and the politics of public action. In addition to general analyses, the book examines the international relevance of a number of specific country experiences in Asia, Africa, and Latin America (including those ofBangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Sri Lanka). 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: Endemic Hunger (Volume 3)
Format Softcover
Date published: 11.12.2020
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher OUP Publisher
Language: English
isbn 9780198865513
length 416p.