The Political Economy of Hunger
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Political Economy of Hunger by Jean Dreze
Book DescriptionAn 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 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 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198288831
(232mm x 154mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-1995
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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Author Biography - Jean Dreze
Jean Dreze was formerly Lecturer in Development Economics at the London School of Economics.Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University.
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