Chapter

Introduction

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print January 1991 | ISBN: 9780198283652
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596193 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198283652.003.0001

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

 Introduction

Show Summary Details

Preview

Hunger in the modern world is introduced as the main topic of the book. Chronic hunger is distinguished from famine and elementary notions that are to be used throughout the book are clarified. In this enumeration, concepts such as entitlement, capability, deprivation, and social security receive special attention. Concludes by highlighting the challenges facing public action in its attempt to eliminate hunger.

Keywords: capability; chronic hunger; deprivation; entitlements; famine; hunger; public action; social security

Chapter.  8966 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.