The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 2: Famine Prevention

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorJean Dreze, Amartya Senbyu

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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 onpressing 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 inprotecting 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.

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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 onpressing global and development problem...

Jean Dreze is at London School of Economics. Amartya Sen is at Harvard University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:420 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.14 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198286368

ISBN - 13:9780198286363

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`A must for the study of poverty and famine.'Arabsheibani, London School of Economics