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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.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 644 g
Dimensions: 233 x 156 x 22 mm
Review from previous edition the authors are highly respected and the series draws on an extraordinary data base and comparison between countries. Bringing all this together is Amartya Sen. Lamont University Professor at Harvard, who has an unparalleled reputation for his work on famine, equity, and development economics ... This series forms the most definitive recent analysis of the problems of hunger and deprivation in the three continents of Asia,
Africa, and Latin America. The range of issues and countries covered is nothing short of extraordinary. * Dissent *
This is an uncommonly fine collection of papers by prominent authors. A valuable addition to upper-division undergraduate and graduate collections in development economics.' * C.L. Nelson, Davidson College, CHOICE, Dec '91 *
the most ambitious treatment of the intertwined issues of hunger, famines and well-being currently in print ... Dreze and Sen's collection is a massive achievement and will doubtless become an obligatory reference for every student on the subject. Certain essays, notably those by Jean Dreze himself, should also become obligatory reading for all practitioners in the field. * Development and Change, Vol. 24 (1993) *