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Hunger and Public Action. Wider Studies in Development Economics. Amartya Sen

Hunger and Public Action. Wider Studies in Development Economics.

Amartya Sen

Published January 11th 2010
ISBN : 9781282006980
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392 pages
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This book is both a scholarly study and a springboard for future action. It analyses the problem of hunger in the modern world and the role that public action can play in combating it. By examining cases of effective measures taken by the state andMoreThis book is both a scholarly study and a springboard for future action. It analyses the problem of hunger in the modern world and the role that public action can play in combating it. By examining cases of effective measures taken by the state and by the public at large, it draws important lessons and presents research which will guide future action. It makes policy recommendations and assesses the prospects for promoting effective social security systems in developing countries. This monograph is devoted to an analysis of the problem of hunger in the modern world and of the role that public action can play in combating it. The book is divided into four parts. The first attempts to provide a coherent perspective on the complex nutritional, economic, social, and political issues involved in analysing the problem of hunger in the modern world. The second part deals with famine prevention, paying special attention to Africa. The third part focuses on chronic undernourishment and related deprivations. Parts two and three include a number of case studies of successful public action for the prevention of hunger and famines in various parts of the world. The fourth part draws together the main themes of the book and reconsiders issues connected with the prospects for promoting effective and viable social security systems in developing countries. Part I: Hunger in the modern world: Introduction- Entitlement and deprivation- Nutrition and capability- Society, class and gender- Part II: Famines: Famines and social response- Markets, famines, and intervention- Strategies of entitlement protection- Experiences and lessons- Part III: Undernutrition and deprivation: Production entitlements and nutrition- Economic growth and public support- China and India- Experiences of direct support- Part IV: Hunger and public action: Economy and society- The state and the public