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9780674971608 | Expanded edition (Harvard Univ Pr, January 9, 2017), cover price $35.00

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9781480563391 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, September 10, 2013), cover price $14.99
9781480564015 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, September 10, 2013), cover price $14.99

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By Amartya Sen (other contributor)

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9780691165677 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 27, 2015, cover price $24.95 | also contains The Essential Hirschman
9780396083429, titled "Homicidal Horse" | Dodd Mead, March 1, 1984, cover price $3.50 | also contains Homicidal Horse, The Essential Hirschman

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In the mid-1990s, as many as one million North Koreans died in one of the worst famines of the twentieth century. The socialist food distribution system collapsed primarily because of a misguided push for self-reliance, but was compounded by the regime's failure to formulate a quick response-including the blocking of desperately needed humanitarian relief. As households, enterprises, local party organs, and military units tried to cope with the economic collapse, a grassroots process of marketization took root. However, rather than embracing these changes, the North Korean regime opted for tentative economic reforms with ambiguous benefits and a self-destructive foreign policy. As a result, a chronic food shortage continues to plague North Korea today. In their carefully researched book, Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland present the most comprehensive and penetrating account of the famine to date, examining not only the origins and aftermath of the crisis but also the regime's response to outside aid and the effect of its current policies on the country's economic future. Their study begins by considering the root causes of the famine, weighing the effects of the decline in the availability of food against its poor distribution. Then it takes a close look at the aid effort, addressing the difficulty of monitoring assistance within the country, and concludes with an analysis of current economic reforms and strategies of engagement.North Korea's famine exemplified the depredations that can arise from tyrannical rule and the dilemmas such regimes pose for the humanitarian community, as well as the obstacles inherent in achieving economic and political reform. To reveal the state's culpability in this tragic event is a vital project of historical recovery, one that is especially critical in light of our current engagement with the "North Korean question."

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9780231140003 | Columbia Univ Pr, March 1, 2007, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: In the mid-1990s, as many as one million North Koreans died in one of the worst famines of the twentieth century.

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9780231140010 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 1, 2009, cover price $28.00

By Amartya Sen (editor)

Miscellaneous:

9781400824649 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 15, 2001, cover price $20.95

Examining the problem of hunger in the modern world and the role public opinion might play in combatting it, Drèze and Sen here provide a coherent perspective on the complex nutritional, economic, social, and political issues involved in the analysis of hunger. They explore famine prevention through a series of case studies in Africa and elsewhere, and discuss the problem of chronic undernourishment. Sen was awarded the second Agnelli Prize for the Ethical Dimension in Advanced Societies in March 1990 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the understanding of the ethical dimension in modern society. (view table of contents)

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9780198286349 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 6, 1990, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Examining the problem of hunger in the modern world and the role public opinion might play in combatting it, Drèze and Sen here provide a coherent perspective on the complex nutritional, economic, social, and political issues involved in the analysis of hunger.

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9780198283652 | Reprint edition (Clarendon Pr, March 14, 1991), cover price $47.95

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Hardcover:

9780674036130 | 1 edition (Belknap Pr, September 30, 2009), cover price $29.95

Paperback:

9780674060470 | Reprint edition (Belknap Pr, May 31, 2011), cover price $27.00

Hardcover:

9780199257485 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, October 31, 2002), cover price $139.50

Paperback:

9780199257492 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, November 28, 2002, cover price $53.00

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India's success in reducing endemic deprivation since Independence has been quite limited. Recent diagnoses of this failure of policy have concentrated on the counterproductive role of government regulation, and on the need for economic incentives to accelerate the growth of the economy. This book argues that an assessment of India's failure to eliminate basic deprivations has to go beyond this limited focus, and to take note of the role played in that failure by inadequate public involvement in the provision of basic education, health care, social security, and related fields, Even the fostering of fast and participatory economic growth requires some basic social change, which is not addressed by liberalization and economic incentives. The authors also discuss the historical antecedents of these political and social neglects, including the distortion of policy priorities arising from inequalities of political power. Following on from this, the book considers the scope for public action to address these earlier biases and achieve a transformation of policy priorities. Beginning with an introductory chapter presenting the motivation, focus, and approach of the book, it discusses the respective roles of the market mechanism and government action in economic development and discusses the particular role of public involvement in the fields of health and education. International comparisons of development experiences are brought to bear on the diagnosis of India's successes and failures, and the work discusses the lessons to be learnt from the contrasting development experiences of different states within India, with particular attention to Kerala's outstanding success in social fields. The authors consider the role of public action and political organization in promoting social opportunities. Attention is drawn, in particular, to the part played by widespread illiteracy in suppressing that process and perpetuating social inequalities. The work also looks at the issue of basic education, including a critical assessment of public policy in this field. The issue of gender inequality is discussed, and the role of women's agency in the expansion of social opportunities for both women and men is explored. The work concludes by consolidating the argument and discussing the policy implication of the analyses presented. A statistical appendix presents a comparative picture of India and other developing countries, and also the comparative performance of different states within India. This new work by two internationally renowned economists is an important and relevant argument for promoting human welfare. (view table of contents)

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9780198290124 | Clarendon Pr, May 23, 1996, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: India's success in reducing endemic deprivation since Independence has been quite limited.

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9780198295280 | Clarendon Pr, April 8, 1999, cover price $83.00

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By A. B. Atkinson (editor), Paul Barker (editor), Ronald Dworkin (editor), Albert O. Hirschman (editor) and E. J. Hobsbawm (editor)

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9780198292050 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 27, 1997, cover price $60.00

Paperback:

9780198295181 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 29, 1999, cover price $43.50

Paperback:

9780241955369 | Penguin Uk, July 2, 2015, cover price $18.10

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By Michael Cromartie (editor), Nicholas Eberstadt (editor), Midge Mecter (editor), Gilbert Meilaender (editor) and Amartya Sen (editor)

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9780802808790 | Eerdmans Pub Co, July 1, 1995, cover price $14.00

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9788474916041 | Italian edition edition (Complutense S A Editorial, March 3, 2003), cover price $15.95

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Product Description: In this classic text, first published in 1973, Amartya Sen relates the theory of welfare economics to the study of economic inequality. He presents a systematic treatment of the conceptual framework as well as the practical problems of measurement of inequality...read more

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9780198281931 | Subsequent edition (Clarendon Pr, March 27, 1997), cover price $56.00 | About this edition: In this classic text, first published in 1973, Amartya Sen relates the theory of welfare economics to the study of economic inequality.

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Product Description: On Ethics and Economics

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9780631164012 | Reprint edition (Blackwell Pub, February 1, 1989), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: On Ethics and Economics
9780026674201, titled "Contemporary Clothing: Teacher's Resource Guide" | Prentice Hall, June 1, 1985, cover price $16.40 | also contains Contemporary Clothing: Teacher''s Resource Guide

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