The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 2: Famine Prevention

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Overview

This volume, the second of three addressing a wide range of policy issues relating to the role of public action in combating hunger and deprivation in the modern world, deals primarily with famine prevention—paying special attention to sub-Saharan Africa. Topics covered include: the problems of early warning and early action; 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. Taken together, the essays in this study provide a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of famine prevention issues, and an important guide for action. This volume will be of particular interest to developmental and agricultural economists and political economists.

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"This volume will probably be widely read, and is likely to prove to be a particularly useful source....Attention to detail sets these studies far above other contemporary writing on hunger and deprivation."—Dissent

"Obviously an important with immediate implications for countless lives. Those who choose not to turn its pages will be deprived of an intellectual treat."—Journal of Economic Literature


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London School of Economics

Trinity College, Cambridge

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