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Hunger and Public Action$
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Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198283652

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198283652.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Introduction
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Hunger and Public Action
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Jean Drèze (Contributor Webpage)

Amartya Sen (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198283652.003.0001

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

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