The Political Economy of Hunger: Selected Essays: Selected Essays

Paperback | February 1, 1991

EditorJean Dreze, Amartya Sen, Athar Hussain

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An abridged selection of papers from the hardback Hailed in its initial publication as a work with urgent implications for countless lives, Dreze and Sen's The Political Economy of Hunger is the classic analysis of an extraordinary paradox: in a world of food surpluses and satiety, hunger kills millions more people each year than wars or politicalrepression. Now this abridged version, edited by Athar Hussain, puts the most influential essays from the three-volume work within the reach of concerned citizens who want to understand the real causes of hunger and deprivation, and the remedies that are feasible and effective. Ranging from Africa to South Asia to China and written by an international array of authorities, the essays included in this abridgement give the best available analysis of the causes of worldwide hunger and deprivation, and the best hope for effective aid policies in the future.

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The Political Economy of Hunger is the classic analysis of an extraordinary paradox: in a world of food surpluses and satiety, hunger kills millions more people each year than wars or political repression. Now this abridged version, edited by Athar Hussain, puts the most influential essays from the three-volume work within the reach of...

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An abridged selection of papers from the hardback Hailed in its initial publication as a work with urgent implications for countless lives, Dreze and Sen's The Political Economy of Hunger is the classic analysis of an extraordinary paradox: in a world of food surpluses and satiety, hunger kills millions more people each year than wars...

Amartya Sen is at Harvard University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:642 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.42 inPublished:February 1, 1991Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198288832

ISBN - 13:9780198288831

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Table of Contents

Athar Hussain: Introduction1. Amartya Sen: Food Economics and Entitlements2. N. Ram: An Independent Press and Anti-Hunger Strategies3. Barbara Harriss: The Intrafamily Distribution of Hunger in South Asia4. Jean Dreze: Famine Prevention in India5. Sudhir Anand and Ravi Kanbur: Public Policy and Basic Needs Provision, Intervention and Achievements in Sri Lanka6. S.R. Osmani: The Food Problem of Bangladesh7. Jean-Philippe Platteau: The Food Crisis in Africa: A Comparative Analysis8. Jean Dreze: Famine Prevention in Africa: Some Experiences and Lessons9. Kaushik Basu: The Elimination of Endemic Poverty in South Asia: Some Policy Options

From Our Editors

The Political Economy of Hunger is the classic analysis of an extraordinary paradox: in a world of food surpluses and satiety, hunger kills millions more people each year than wars or political repression. Now this abridged version, edited by Athar Hussain, puts the most influential essays from the three-volume work within the reach of concerned citizens. Ranging from Africa to South Asia to China, and written by an international array of authorities, the essays included in this abridgement give the best available analysis of the causes of worldwide hunger and deprivation, and the best hope for effective aid policies in the future.

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`The essence of any abridged edition is that material must be removed, and it is hard to quibble with a focus on the massive populations of South and East Asia. Hussain's introduction does a useful job of summarizing the re-printed papers; desperate students will be grateful.'The Economic Journal