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Hunger and Public Action

Examining the problem of hunger in the modern world and the role public opinion might play in combating it, Drèze and Sen here provide a coherent perspective on the complex nutritional, economic, social, and political issues involved in the analysis of hunger. They explore famine prevention through a series of case studies in Africa and elsewhere, and discuss the problem of chronic undernourishment. Sen was awarded the second Agnelli Prize for the Ethical Dimension in Advanced Societies in March 1990 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the understanding of the ethical dimension in modern society.

Table of contents
  1. Part I
    1. Introduction
    Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
  2. Part I
    2. Entitlement and Deprivation
    Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
  3. Part I
    3. Nutrition and Capability
    Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
  4. Part I
    4. Society, Class and Gender
    Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
  5. Part II
    5. Famines and Social Response
    Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
  6. Part II
    6. Famines, Markets and Intervention
    Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
  7. Part II
    7. Strategies of Entitlement Protection
    Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
  8. Part II
    8. Experiences and Lessons
    Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
  9. Part III
    9. Production, Entitlements and Nutrition
    Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
  10. Part III
    10. Economic Growth and Public Support
    Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
  11. Part III
    11. China and India
    Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
  12. Part III
    12. Experiences of Direct Support
    Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
  13. Part IV
    13. The Economy, the State and the Public
    Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
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