Theories of Famine - Stephen DevereuxNew York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo & Singapore: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1993, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine. Previous owners' name to the upper wrapper verso.
From the cover: “Famine studies remain an important topic for both policy makers and academics. Now for the first time the major theories are discussed in one volume. Theories of Famine reviews the major theories and critically examines alternative explanations for famine, describing their implications for preventative policies and corrective interventions.
This book successfully combines theory with political economy using a wide range of twentieth-century case studies to test theories against reality. Devereux demonstrates that famines are complex phenomena which can rarely be adequately explained by any single theory or academic discipline.
Theories of Famine is essential reading for students of development economics and development studies and will find a wider audience among those involved in the management and decision-making process. “