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The Political Economy of Hunger. Volume I: Volume 1: Entitlement and Well-being

Edited By: Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen

512 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Feb 1991 | #8189 | ISBN: 019828635X
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Analyses the problem of hunger and deprivation in the modern world and providing a survey of current thinking on hunger. An important reference work. Contents: Amartya Sen, Food, Economics and Entitlements; Ravi Kanbur, Global Food Balances and Individual Hunger: an Entitlements Based Approach; Rehman Sobhan, The Politics of Hunger and Entitlement; Kirit Parikh, Chronic Hunger in the World: Impact of International Policies; N Ram, An Independent Press and Anti-Hunger Strategies: the Indian Experience; Partha Dasgupta and Debraj Ray, Adapting to Undernourishment: the Biological Evidence and its Implications; SR Osmani, Nutrition and the Economics of Food: Implications of Some Recent Controversies; Sudhir Anand and Christopher Harris, Food and Standard of Living: an Analysis Based on Sri Lankan Data; Barbara Harris, The Intrafamily Distribution of Hunger in South East Asia; Ann Whitehead, Rural Women and Food Production in Sub-Saharan Africa.


"The authors are highly respected and the series draws on an extraordinary data base and comparison between countries....This series forms the most definitive recent analysis of the problems of hunger and deprivation in the three continents of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The range of issues and countries covered is nothing short of extraordinary...Meticulously argued....Attention to detail sets these studies far above other contemporary writing on hunger and deprivation. Equally the series is welcome for its criticism of economic growth and food production to the exclusion of equity and distribution."--Dissent


"An uncommonly fine collection of papers by prominent authors."--Choice


"Obviously an important book with immediate implications for countless lives. Those who choose not to turn its pages will be deprived of an intellectual treat."--Journal of Economic Literature



Contents

Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen: Introduction; Amartya Sen: Food, Economics and Entitlements; Ravi Kanbur: Global Food Balances and Individual Hunger: an Entitlements Based Approach; Rehman Sobhan: The Politics of Hunger and Entitlement; Kirit Parikh: Chronic Hunger in the World: Impact of International Policies; N. Ram: An Independent Press and Anti-Hunger Strategies: the Indian Experience; Partha Dasgupta and Debraj Ray: Adapting to Undernourishment: the Biological Evidence and its Implications; S.R. Osmani: Nutrition and the Economics of Food: Implications of Some Recent Controversies; Sudhir Anand and Christopher Harris: Food and Standard of Living: an Analysis Based on Sri Lankan Data; Barbara Harriss: The Intrafamily Distribution of Hunger in South Asia; Ann Whitehead: Rural Women and Food Production in Sub-Saharan Africa

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