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The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 2: Famine Prevention Volume 2: Famine Prevention

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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 02/1991





Trama

This volume, 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, deals primarily with famine prevention--paying special attention to sub-Saharan Africa. Topics covered include: the problems of early warning and early action; 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. Taken together, the essays in this study provide a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of famine prevention issues, and an important guide for action. This volume will be of particular interest to developmental and agricultural economists and political economists.




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. WIDER The World Institute for Development Economics Research, established in 1984, started work in Helsinki in 1985, with the financial support of the Government of Finland. The principal purpose of the Institute is to help identify and meet the need for policy-oriented socio-economic research on pressing global and development problems and their inter-relationships. WIDER's research projects are grouped into three main themes: hunger and poverty; money, finance, and trade; and development and technological transformation. Volume II 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.




Sommario

Jean Dreze: Famine prevention in India; Jeane Dreze : Famine prevention in Africa; B.G. Kumar: Ethiopian famines 1973-1985: a case study; Meghnad Desai: Modelling an early warning system for famines; Martin Ravallion: Market responses to anti-hunger policies: effects on wages, prices and employment; Jean-Philippe Platteau: The food crisis in Africa: a comparative structural analysis







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ISBN:

9780198286363

Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: WIDER Studies in Development Economics
Dimensioni: 242 x 29.0 x 161 mm Ø 756 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:figures, tables
Pagine Arabe: 420






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