Hunger: Theory, Perspectives and Reality: Analysis Through Participatory Methods

Community Perspectives in Environment and Development Series
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  • Author :Amitava Mukherjee
  • Year of Publication :2002
  • ISBN: :9788170229889
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXVI, 464
  • Size: 25 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Community Development, Economics, Geography, Management, Rural Development, Sociology

About the Book :

The book is a rare combination of the analyses of the different theories of hunger and analyses of the state of hunger in India by those who suffer from hunger. The volume brings out compellingly the need to hear the voices of the people. Entitlement and Deprivation thesis of Sen, to the feminists theory explaining hunger have all been critically analysed. And then voices of people (women and men) from villages of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Orissa have been culled out to show the many dimensions of hunger. The book is unique in comparing and contrasting views of experts with the views of those who are effected most. This book is the South Asian Edition International Edition was published Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Aldershot, U.K.

About Author :

Amitava Mukherjee had a distinguished academic career, educated at Ranchi University, Houston, University of South Florida, Tampa. Department of Economics and the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, USA; the School of oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, and the London School of Economics and Political Science, London. Dr. Mukherjee held the chair in Economics and Planning, and co-ordinated the Faculty in the Centre for Micro Planning & Regional Studies at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie; was Advisor and Project Head of the planning Commission Project on decentralized planning. He has been a consultant to various international and UN agencies including FAO, Rome; UNDP UNESCAP. He is currently the Chief Technical Advisor, Pro-Poor Public Private Partnership, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the pacific, Bangkok. He is a life member of the Indian Econometric Society, the Regional Science Association of India the Indian Economic Association, and of the Royal Economic Society, England. Dr. Mukherjee has numerous papers and over thirty books to his credit. His contribution to decentralized planning and participatory development is internationally recognized.