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Political Economy of Hunger Volume 2: Famine Prevention

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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 02/2020





Note Editore

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. This volume is the second 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 2 deals with famine prevention, paying particular attention to sub-Saharan Africa. The topics covered include: the problems of early warning and early action; the politics of famine prevention; the influence of market responses; the role of cash support and employment provision in protecting threatened food entitlements; and long-term issues of reduction of famine vulnerability. In addition to general analyses, the book contains a number of case studies of failures and successes in famine prevention, both in South Asia and in sub-Saharan Africa. Taken together, these essays provide a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the problem of hunger and deprivation, and an important guide for action.




Sommario

1 - Introduction
2 - Famine Prevention in India
3 - Famine Prevention in Africa: Some Experiences and Lessons
4 - Ethiopian Famines 1973-1985: A Case Study
5 - Modelling an Early Warning System for Famines
6 - Market Responses to Anti Hunger Policies: Effects on Wages, Prices and Employment
7 - The Food Crisis in Africa: A Comparative Structural Analysis




Autore

Jean Drèze, development economist, has taught at the London School of Economics and the Delhi School of Economics and is currently Visiting Professor at Ranchi University. He has made wide-ranging contributions to development economics and public policy, with special reference to India. He is co-author (with Amartya Sen) of Hunger and Public Action (Oxford University Press, 1989), An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions (Penguin, 2013), and Sense and Solidarity (OUP: 2019). Amartya Sen teaches economics and philosophy at Harvard University, and was previously Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has served as President of the American Economic Association, the Indian Economic Association, the International Economic Association, and the Econometric Society. His awards include the Bharat Ratna (India), Commandeur de la légion d'honneur (France), the National Humanities Medal (USA), Honorary Companion of Honour (UK), Ordem Nacional do Mérito Científico (Brazil), and the Nobel Prize in Economics.







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ISBN:

9780198860181

Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 233 x 22.4 x 156 mm Ø 644 gr
Formato: Brossura
Pagine Arabe: 432






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