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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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Entitlement and Deprivation 1

Entitlement and Deprivation 1

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Hunger and Public Action

Jean Drèze (Contributor Webpage)

Amartya Sen (Contributor Webpage)

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The link between deprivation and the law is explored, and it is noted that, in seeking social changes to eliminate hunger, the nature of the entitlement systems has to be properly understood. Recognising that food availability is of crucial importance, the authors suggest attention is moved towards entitlement failures, Finally, case studies of the Bangladesh famine of 1974 and the food crisis in Sub‐Saharan Africa are used to illustrate this.

Keywords:   Bangladesh, deprivation, entitlement failure, entitlements, food availability, hunger, law, Sub‐Saharan Africa

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