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The Amartya Sen & Jean Dreze Omnibus
by Amartya Sen ,  Jean Dreze      (Author ALERT)



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ProductID: 14053 - Hardcover - 966 Pages (Year: 2004)
Oxford University Press ~ ISBN: 0195648315


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This omnibus consists of three outstanding works by two of the world's finest development economists. Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze explore the economic, social, and political roots of deprivation in the modern world, and the role of public action in addressing this problem.

Poverty and Famines, first published in 1981, is Sen's classic exposition of the entitlement approach to the analysis of hunger and deprivation. This approach focuses on the ability of a person to acquire food and other relevant commodities within the prevailing economic, social and legal arrangements. The implications of this approach are illustrated through detailed case studies.

In Hunger and Public Action, the focus shifts from the causation of hunger and famines to their prevention. The central theme here is that public action has a crucial role to play in eradicating famines as well as endemic hunger. This study also explores related issues such as the strategy of famine prevention, the connections between economic growth and public support, class and gender conflicts, and the role of adversarial politics.

Indian: Economic Development and Social Opportunity builds on this conceptual framework to discuss India's achievements and failures since independence. The importance of basic education in development is a recurrent theme of this study. The authors also stress the complementarities between public action and the market mechanism, much neglected in the ongoing debate on liberalization.

Taken together, these three studies form a uniquely rich investigation of the causes and remedies of deprivation in the modern world. Written in an accessible style, this collection is priority reading for all those who are interested in the human face of development.



 Table of Contents

PART I

Poverty and Entitlements
Concepts of Poverty
Poverty: Identification and Aggregation
Starvation and Famines
The Entitlement Approach
The Great Bengal Famine
The Ethiopian Famines
Drought and Famine in the Sahel
Famine in Bangladesh
Entitlements and Deprivation

APPENDICES

Exchange Entitlement
Illustrative Models of Exchange Entitlement
Measurement of Poverty
Famine Mortality: A Case Study

Bibliography

Indexes

PART II

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF TABLES

PART I: HUNGER IN THE MODERN WORLD

Introduction
Entitlement and Deprivation
Nutrition and Capability
Society, Class and Gender

PART II: FAMINES

Famines and Social Response
Famines, Markets and Intervention
Strategies of Entitlement Protection
Experiences and Lessons

PART III: UNDERNUTRITION AND DEPRIVATION

Production, Entitlements and Nutrition
Economic Growth and Public Support
China and India
Experiences of Direct Support

PART IV: HUNGER AND PUBLIC ACTION

The Economy, the State and the Public

References

Name Index

Subject Index

PART III

LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES

Introduction
Economic Development and Social Opportunity
India in Comparative Perspective
India and China
Public Action and Social Inequality
Basic Education as a Political Issue
Gender Inequality and women's Agency
Well Beyond Liberalization

Statistical Appendix

References

Name Index

Subject Index

 


 About the Author

AMARTYA SEN is the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. He has been President of the Indian Economic Association, the American Economic Association, the International Economic Association, and the Econometric Society. He has taught at Calcutta, Delhi, Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, and Harvard.


 

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