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Disaster, Famine Relief and World Hunger Links


"HUNGER AND PUBLIC ACTION" by Amartya Sen,
Winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics,
and Jean Dreze is now available almost fully in hypertext!
This is without a doubt the most important book
written on hunger in the last generation:

C O N T E N T S

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF TABLES

Part I

HUNGER IN THE MODERN WORLD

1. Introduction 1.1 Past and Present 1.2 Famine and Chronic Undernourishment 1.3 Some Elementary Concepts 1.4 Public Action for Social Security 2. Entitlement and Deprivation 2.1 Deprivation and the Law 2.2 Entitlement Failures and Economic Analysis 2.3 Availability, Command and Occupations 2.4 The 'Food Crisis' in Sub-Saharan Africa 3. Nutrition and Capability 3.1 World Hunger: How Much? 3.2 Food Deprivation and Undernourishment 3.3 Poverty and Basic Capabilities 4. Society, Class and Gender 4.1 Are Famines Natural Phenomena? 4.2 Society and Cooperative Conflicts 4.3 Female Deprivation and Gender Bias 4.4 Famine Mortality and Gender Divisions 4.s Gender and Cooperative Conflicts 4.6 Protection, Promotion and Social Security

Part II

FAMINES


5. Famines and Social Response
5.1 Famine Prevention and Entitlement Protection
5.2 African Challenge and International Perception
5.3 Informal Security Systems and Concerted Action
5.4 Aspects of Traditional Response
5.5 Early Warning and Early Action


6. Famines, Markets and Intervention
6.1 The Strategy of Direct Delivery
6.2 Availability, Prices and Entitlements
6.3 Private Trade and Famine Vulnerability
6.4 Speculation, Hoarding and Public Distribution
6.5 Cash Support
6.6 An Adequate Plurality


7. Strategies of Entitlement Protection
7.1 Non-exclusion, Targeting and Selection
7.2 Alternative Selection Mechanisms
7.3 Feeding and Family
7.4 Employment and Entitlement
7.5 A Concluding Remark


8. Experiences and Lessons
8.1 The Indian Experience
8.2 A Case-Study: The Maharashtra Drought of 19701973
8.3 Some African Successes
8.4 Lessons from African Successes

Part III

UND ERNUTRITIONAND DEPRIVATION


9. Production, Entitlements and Nutrition
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Food Self-Sufficiency?
9.3 Food Production and Diversification
9.4 Industrialization and the Long Run
9.5 Cash Crops: Problems and Opportunities
9.6 From Food Entitlements to Nutritional Capabilities


10. Economic Growth and Public Support
10.1 Incomes and Achievements
10.2 Alternative Strategies: Growth-Mediated Security and Support-
Led Security
10.3 Economic Growth and Public Support: Interconnections Ad 
Contrasts
10.4 Growth-Mediated Security and Unaimed Opulence
10.5 Opulence and Public Provisioning
10.6 Growth-Mediated Security: The Case of South Korea
10.7 Support-Led Security and Equivalent Growth


11. China and India 
11.1 Is China Ahead?
11.2 What Put China Ahead?
11.3 The Chinese Famine and the Indian Contrast
11.4 Chinese Economic Reforms: Opulence and Support 
11.5 China, India and Kerala


12.  of Direct Support
12.1 Introduction 
12.2 Sri Lanka 
12.3 Chile 
12.4 Costa Rica 
12.5 Concluding Remarks

Part IV


13. The Economy, the State and the Public
13.1 Against the Current?
13.2 Famines and Undernutrition 
13.3 Famine Prevention 
13.4 Eliminating Endemic Deprivation 
13.5 Food Production, Distribution and Prices 
13.6 International Cooperation and Conflict 
13.7 Public Action and the Public

REFERENCES


NAME INDEX

SUBJECT INDEX

Also available Online "Food Policy Analysis" by C. Peter Timmer, Walter P. Falcon and Scott R. Pearson, Published for the World Bank, The Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore and London:

Preface 1. Introduction to Food Policy Analysis

The Global Food Problem
The Human Problem of Hunger
Food Policy
Why a Food Policy Approach?
Starting the Analysis
Bibliographical Note
2. Analysis of Food Consumption and Nutrition
Understanding the Hunger Problem
Food Consumption Analysis
Using Consumption Parameters
Bibliographical Note
3. Analysis of Food Production Systems
Understanding Food Production Issues
Food Production Analysis
Understanding Farming Systems
Forming a Production Strategy
Bibliographical Note
4. Marketing Functions, Markets, and Food Price Formation
Marketing Issues
Understanding the Marketing System
Domestic Markets and Price Policy
Bibliographical Note
5. Macroeconomic Policies and the Food System
The Macro Economy and Macro Policies
Macro Prices and the Food Sector
Bibliographic Note
6. Macro Food Policy
The Macro Food Policy Perspective
An Effective Food Policy: Lessons and Perspectives
Bibliographical Note

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Site Name Links
Hunger Notes http://www.worldhunger.org/
Hunger Information from the World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/html/extdr/hunger/informat.htm
Ten Things You Can Do To Help Stop Hunger http://www.worldbank.org/html/extdr/hunger/tenthing.htm
The Hunger Project http://www.thp.org/
The Children's Defense Fund http://www.tmn.com/cd f/index.html
Food First http://www.foodfirst.org/
World Hunger Year http://www.iglou.com/why/
Green Cross http://greencross.unige.ch/
Bread for the World http:/ /www.isoft.ch/GuidedeGeneve/malta/ciomal.html
Climate Action Network Newsletter http://www.igc.apc.o rg/climate/Eco.html
Various Documents, Articles, Speeches, and Quotes http://www.hunger.brown.edu/hungerweb/resour ces_various _documents.html
Emergengy Relief Aid h ttp://www.igc.apc.org/worldviews/awpguide/foodaid.html
Internet Disaster Information Network http://www.disaster.net/
Ethiopia Appeals for 150,000MT of Food Assistance http://www.etononline.netnation.com/addis- tribune/1997/08/29/28-08-97/appeal.html
Housing Provision for Reugees, Publication Details http://www.yo rk.ac.uk/inst/chp/refugees.htm
Humanitarian Aid in North Korea http://www. interaction.org/sitrep/nkorea3.html
Hunger Web: Emergengies Page http://www.brown.edu/Department s/World_Hunger_Program/hungerweb/emergencies.html
InterAction http://www.igc.apc.org/ia/
InterAction Members Mourn Mother Teresa, Praise Her Work http://www.interaction.org/pub/md/articles/Sep2297/m d0922mt.html
Iranian Bahai Refugees http://www- personal.umich.edu/~jrcole/bhiran3.htm
Jubilee 2000 Campaign http:// www.oneworld.org/jubilee2000/campaign.html
ReliefWeb http://gatekeeper.unicc.or g/relief/
Refugees, Displaced Persons, and Disaster/Humanitarian Relief Operations http://www.c olombia.edu/~can19/refugee.html
Refugees International http://www.refintl.org/
Refugee Programs http://www.nccbu scc.org/mrs/refprog.htm
Relief Web: Complex Emergencies http://wwwnotes.reliefweb.int:81/web sites/rwdomino.nsf/VComplexEmergenciesTheLatest
Relief Web: Natural Disasters http://wwwnotes.reliefweb.int:81/website s/rwdomino.nsf/VNaturalDisastersTheLatest
Relief Web: DPR Korea the Latest http://wwwnotes.rel iefweb.int:81/Websites...8?OpenDocument&Start=9&Count= 30&Expand=9/
Refugees Flood Across Border http://www.chron.com/content/interactive/s pecial/humanrights/refugees/zaire.html
Rebels, Hutus Clash as Refugees' Exodus from Zaire Continues http://www.chron.com/content/chronicle/page1/96/11/17 /zaire.html
Refugees Form a Human Flood http://www.chron.com/content/interact ive/...ial/humanrights/refugees/photo/hutus.html
Refugees Killed in Israeli Shelling http://www.nando.net/newsroom/ntn/images/t op/041896/topstory_2825P.html
Child Relief and You http://www.wnx.com/~cry
International Disaster Relief Networks http://www.kayser- threde.de/commun.html
The Disaster of International Foreign Aid Programs http://rkba.org/libertarian.isil/pamphlets/pam-04.txt
PeaceNet http://www.peacenet.apc.org/peacenet/
Freedom From Hunger http://www.freefromhunger. org
UN DHA Inventory of Training Materials and Activities for Humanitarian Assistance http: //www.reliefweb.int/resource/training/agylst.html
UN Studies Program at Columbia University in New York http://www.col umbia.edu/~can19/index.html
World Food Summit http://faov02.fao.org:70/0gopher_root%3a[fao.wfs.engl ish.ngo]ngonote.txt
World Relief Corporation http://www.wr.org/
USAID Famine Early warning System http://www.info.u said.gov/fews/fews.html
Save the Children http://www.charity.org/sa ve.html
HUNGER IN THE U.S http://www.secondharvest.org
Different Roads to Development http://www.reliefnet .org/doc/econ.html
The 12 Misconceptions About The Right to Food http://www.foodfi rst.org/fian/miscon.htm
"Ending Hunger"by Robert W. Kates h ttp://www.gcrio.org/CONSEQUENCES/vol2no2/article1.html
The National Budget Simulation http://g arnet.berkeley.edu:3333/budget/budget.html
Hunger is Political Economy http://www.worldbank.org/html/dec/Publications/Briefs/DB 28.html
What is a Famine Early Warning System? http:// www.dir.ucar.edu/esig/ijas/ijasno2/smith.html
CIOMAL International Committee of the Order of Malta for Leprosy Relief http:/ /www.isoft.ch/GuidedeGeneve/malta/ciomal.html
DHA Inventory of Training Materials and Activities http:/ /www.reliefweb.int/resource/training/index.html
DMTP-Drought and Famine htt p://www.reliefweb.int/resource/training/dmtp19.html
"Culture and Identity" by Amartya Sen http://www.littleindia.com/india/Aug98/culture.htm



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