The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 3: Endemic Hunger
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Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 3: Endemic Hunger by Jean Dreze
Book DescriptionWIDER 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 III deals with the strategic options for the elimination of endemic hunger. The topics covered include: the comparative extent of hunger and deprivation in different parts of the world; the influence of food production; the interconnections between economic growth and public support; the role of economic diversification in reducing vulnerability; the potential impact of direct public provisioning on living standards; and the politics of public action. In addition to general analyses, the book examines the international relevance of a number of specific country experiences in Asia, Africa, and Latin America (including those of China, India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Kenya, Bangladesh, and Nigeria).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198286370
(243mm x 162mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-Oct-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jean Dreze
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This book explores the role of public action in eliminating deprivation and expanding human freedoms in India. This fully revised edition includes three new chapters on health and the environment, the social costs of military expansion, and the challenges of democracy, plus an expanded statistical appendix.
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This text comprises three works by two well-known economists. The trilogy discusses causes of hunger, the role public action can play in its alleviation and the Indian experience in this context. It provides a comprehensive, theoretical and empirical analysis of relevant developmental issue.
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