Series: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Volume: 101
544 pages, Tabs, maps
This volume is a collection of contributions to the economic analysis of famine. The first part consists of theoretical papers, including Amartya Sen's classic exposition of the entitlement approach to famine analysis, various extensions and critiques of this approach, and developments in the economics of famine. The second part consists of empirical case studies of famine in specific countries or regions, including Ireland, Russia, China, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. This volume provides reference material for development economists and all those concerned with the persistence of famine in the modern world.
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