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The Political Economy of Hunger: Selected Essays

Edited By: Jean Dreze, Amartya Sen and A Hussain

626 pages, Tabs, figs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jun 1995 | #51350 | ISBN: 0198288832
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This is an abridged edition of the three volume work.

From reviews of the hardback: "a considerable, and highly stimulating contribution" Journal of Development Studies an important book with immediate implications for countless lives Journal of Economic Literature 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. Dissent


Introduction; 1. Food Economics and Entitlements; 2. An Independent Press and Anti-Hunger Strategies; 3. The Intrafamily Distribution of Hunger in South Asia; 4. Famine Prevention in India; 5. Public Policy and Basic Needs Provision, Intervention and Achievements in Sri Lanka; 6. The Food Problem of Bangladesh; 7. The Food Crisis in Africa: A Comparative Analysis; 8. Famine Prevention in Africa: Some Experiences and Lessons; 9. The Elimination of Endemic Poverty in South Asia: Some Policy Options

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