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Poverty And Famines by Amartya Sen

Title Poverty and Famines
Author Amartya Sen
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 1983-01-20
Category Social Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780191037436
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book focuses on the causes of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines is shown to be fundamentally defective, and the author develops an alternative analysis.

Poverty And Famines by Amartya Sen

Title Poverty and Famines
Author Amartya Sen
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 1982
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 257
ISBN 0198284632
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book focuses on the causes of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines is shown to be fundamentally defective, and the author develops an alternative analysis.

Famines And Economics by Martin Ravallion

Title Famines and Economics
Author Martin Ravallion
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category Economics
Total Pages 51
ISBN UCSD:31822023732407
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Poverty And Famines by Amartya Kumar Sen

Title Poverty and Famines
Author Amartya Kumar Sen
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1997
Category Famines
Total Pages 257
ISBN OCLC:666899325
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Hunger and Public Action
Author Jean Drèze
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date 1989
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 373
ISBN 9780198283652
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book analyses the role of public action in solving the problem of hunger in the modern world and is divided into four parts: Hunger in the modern world, Famines, Undernutrition and deprivation, and Hunger and public action.

Title The Amartya Sen and Jean Dr ze Omnibus
Author Amartya Kumar Sen
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 1998-12-31
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 960
ISBN 0195648315
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

The Hidden Famine by Christine Kinealy

Title The Hidden Famine
Author Christine Kinealy
Publisher Pluto Press
Release Date 2000-09-20
Category History
Total Pages 242
ISBN 074531371X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Furedi finds a disturbingly deep conservative agenda stifling the experimental and new ideas around the studying of history._x000B_

Power Pleasure And Profit by David Wootton

Title Power Pleasure and Profit
Author David Wootton
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2018-10-08
Category Political Science
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780674976672
Language English, Spanish, and French
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David Wootton guides us through four centuries of Western thought to show how new ideas about politics, ethics, and economics stepped into a gap opened up by religious conflict and the Scientific Revolution. As ideas about godliness and Aristotelian virtue faded, theories about the rational pursuit of power, pleasure, and profit moved to the fore.

The Coming Famine by Julian Cribb

Title The Coming Famine
Author Julian Cribb
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2011-08-22
Category Science
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780520271234
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lays out a picture of impending planetary crisis - a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century - that would dwarf any in our previous experience. This book describes a dangerous confluence of shortages - of water, land, energy, technology, and knowledge - combined with the increased demand created by population and economic growth

Development As Freedom by Amartya Sen

Title Development as Freedom
Author Amartya Sen
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 2011-05-25
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780307874290
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority of people--he concludes, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability. Development as Freedom is essential reading.

Title Late Victorian Holocausts El Nino Famines and the Making of the Third World
Author Mike Davis
Publisher Verso Books
Release Date 2002-06-17
Category History
Total Pages 470
ISBN 9781859843826
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shows how the droughts affecting northern Africa, China, and India in the 1870s and 1890s are consistant with El Niäno effects, and discusses the economic, racial, and political forces that allowed fifty million people to starve.

Mass Starvation by Alex de Waal

Title Mass Starvation
Author Alex de Waal
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2017-12-08
Category Political Science
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781509524709
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The world almost conquered famine. Until the 1980s, this scourge killed ten million people every decade, but by early 2000s mass starvation had all but disappeared. Today, famines are resurgent, driven by war, blockade, hostility to humanitarian principles and a volatile global economy. In Mass Starvation, world-renowned expert on humanitarian crisis and response Alex de Waal provides an authoritative history of modern famines: their causes, dimensions and why they ended. He analyses starvation as a crime, and breaks new ground in examining forced starvation as an instrument of genocide and war. Refuting the enduring but erroneous view that attributes famine to overpopulation and natural disaster, he shows how political decision or political failing is an essential element in every famine, while the spread of democracy and human rights, and the ending of wars, were major factors in the near-ending of this devastating phenomenon. Hard-hitting and deeply informed, Mass Starvation explains why man-made famine and the political decisions that could end it for good must once again become a top priority for the international community.

Democracy And Famine by Olivier Rubin

Title Democracy and Famine
Author Olivier Rubin
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2012-12-06
Category Political Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781136865411
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Famine is the most extreme manifestation of the existence of poverty, inequality and political apathy. Whereas poverty, hunger and diseases are not easily eradicated in the world today, famines are often perceived to be relatively simple to avert. However, the political incentives to prevent famines are not always present. Inspired by the work of Amartya Sen, whose influential hypothesis that democratic institutions together with a free press provide effective protection from famine, Democracy and Famine is a study combining qualitative and quantitative evidence, analysing the effect of democracy on famine prevention. The book’s overall framework moves from placing political systems at the heart of famine protection to look at the political processes involved. Using a case study based approach drawing on famines from India, Malawi and Niger; Democracy and Famine will be of interest to scholars and students of democracy, comparative politics and international relations.

Title Food Economics and Entitlements
Author Amartya Sen
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1987
Category Famines
Total Pages 32
ISBN UOM:39015018594427
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Political Economy of Hunger
Author Jean Drèze
Publisher Clarendon Press
Release Date 1991-02-21
Category Political Science
Total Pages 420
ISBN 9780191544477
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. WIDER 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 II 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.

Three Famines by Thomas Keneally

Title Three Famines
Author Thomas Keneally
Publisher PublicAffairs
Release Date 2011-08-30
Category Social Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781610390668
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Through the lens of three of the most devastating food crises in modern history—the Górta Mor of British-ruled Ireland, the great famine of British-ruled Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines that plagued Ethiopia during the 1970s and 1980s, Booker Prize–winning author Thomas Keneally vividly evokes the terrible cost of mass starvation at the level of the individual who starves and the nation that watches. Famine is widely misunderstood as a completely natural catastrophe. Keneally recounts that while the triggers—crop, pestilence, and drought—are natural, the political and ideological choices that prolong famine are man-made. Government neglect and individual venality, not food shortages, are historically the causes of sustained, widespread hunger. In Ireland, British authorities ignored the existence of a food crisis while the famished fed on diseased cattle and human remains. In Bengal, where over four million starved to death, Field Marshal Archibald Wavell's reports of people dying in Calcutta's streets and demands for relief resulted in little more than a mocking cable from Winston Churchill asking, why, if food was so scarce, hadn't Gandhi died yet? In Ethiopia, Mengistu Haile Mariam arranged for 400,000 bottles of whisky to ship to Addis Ababa from Britain to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the revolution that put him in power, while one person died every twenty minutes in Korem. These three famines are stark examples of how throughout history, racial preconceptions, administrative neglect, and incompetence have been more lethal than the initiating blights or crop failures. Keneally's startling narrative history is a sobering warning to the authorities in charge of mercy in our time to stop making choices that feed famine instead of the starving.

Poverty And Famines by Sen Amartya

Title Poverty and Famines
Author Sen Amartya
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2005
Category
Total Pages 257
ISBN OCLC:731941692
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Poverty In A Rising Africa by Kathleen Beegle

Title Poverty in a Rising Africa
Author Kathleen Beegle
Publisher World Bank Publications
Release Date 2016-03-10
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 164
ISBN 9781464807244
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Perceptions of Africa have changed dramatically. Viewed as a continent of wars, famines and entrenched poverty in the late 1990s, there is now a focus on “Africa rising†? and an “African 21st century.†? Two decades of unprecedented economic growth in Africa should have brought substantial improvements in well-being. Whether or not they did, remains unclear given the poor quality of the data, the nature of the growth process (especially the role of natural resources), conflicts that affect part of the region, and high population growth. Poverty in a Rising Africa documents the data challenges and systematically reviews the evidence on poverty from monetary and nonmonetary perspectives, as well as a focus on dimensions of inequality. Chapter 1 maps out the availability and quality of the data needed to track monetary poverty, reflects on the governance and political processes that underpin the current situation with respect to data production, and describes some approaches to addressing the data gaps. Chapter 2 evaluates the robustness of the estimates of poverty in Africa. It concludes that poverty reduction in Africa may be slightly greater than traditional estimates suggest, although even the most optimistic estimates of poverty reduction imply that more people lived in poverty in 2012 than in 1990. A broad-stroke profile of poverty and trends in poverty in the region is presented. Chapter 3 broadens the view of poverty by considering nonmonetary dimensions of well-being, such as education, health, and freedom, using Sen's (1985) capabilities and functioning approach. While progress has been made in a number of these areas, levels remain stubbornly low. Chapter 4 reviews the evidence on inequality in Africa. It looks not only at patterns of monetary inequality in Africa but also other dimensions, including inequality of opportunity, intergenerational mobility in occupation and education, and extreme wealth in Africa.

Title The Political Economy of Hunger
Author Jean Drèze
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 1991
Category Famines
Total Pages 516
ISBN 9780198286356
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Part of a major report on world hunger instigated by the World Institute for Development Economics Research, this volume deals with possible solutions to the problem of regular outbreaks of famine in various parts of the world.

The Hungry World by Nick Cullather

Title The Hungry World
Author Nick Cullather
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2013-09-09
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780674058828
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Food was a critical front in the Cold War battle for Asia. “Where Communism goes, hunger follows” was the slogan of American nation builders who fanned out into the countryside to divert rivers, remodel villages, and introduce tractors, chemicals, and genes to multiply the crops consumed by millions. This “green revolution” has been credited with averting Malthusian famines, saving billions of lives, and jump-starting Asia’s economic revival. Bono and Bill Gates hail it as a model for revitalizing Africa’s economy. But this tale of science triumphant conceals a half century of political struggle from the Afghan highlands to the rice paddies of the Mekong Delta, a campaign to transform rural societies by changing the way people eat and grow food. The ambition to lead Asia into an age of plenty grew alongside development theories that targeted hunger as a root cause of war. Scientific agriculture was an instrument for molding peasants into citizens with modern attitudes, loyalties, and reproductive habits. But food policies were as contested then as they are today. While Kennedy and Johnson envisioned Kansas-style agribusiness guarded by strategic hamlets, Indira Gandhi, Marcos, and Suharto inscribed their own visions of progress onto the land. Out of this campaign, the costliest and most sustained effort for development ever undertaken, emerged the struggles for resources and identity that define the region today. As Obama revives the lost arts of Keynesianism and counter-insurgency, the history of these colossal projects reveals bitter and important lessons for today’s missions to feed a hungry world.