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Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Nicholas P. Money

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This book is concerned with the most devastating fungal diseases in history. These are the plagues of trees and crop plants caused by invisible spores that have reshaped entire landscapes and ... More


Famine, Philanthropy and the Colonial State: North India in the Early Nineteenth Century

Sanjay Sharma

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195653861
eISBN:
9780199081653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195653861.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book examines the lesser known aspects of the colonial state through the lens of the many famines and famine induced crimes which affected north India as it emerged from the ‘chaotic’ eighteenth ... More


The Non‐Religious Background to Religious Reform in Ireland 1770–1850

Nigel Yates

in The Religious Condition of Ireland 1770-1850

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199242382
eISBN:
9780191603815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242380.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter looks at economic, political, and social developments in Ireland that had an impact on its religious development between 1770 and 1850.


The Limits of Rule Consequentialism

Tim Mulgan

in Future People: A Moderate Consequentialist Account of our Obligations to Future Generations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282203
eISBN:
9780191603624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928220X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on a single problem for Rule Consequentialism: whether it makes unreasonable demands under partial compliance. It recaps the arguments of The Demands of Consequentialism, and ... More


The World Bank in India

Devi Sridhar

in The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549962
eISBN:
9780191720499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter begins with a brief history of nutrition and poverty concerns both in India and in the World Bank. The purpose of these sections is to describe the forces that led to the Bank-India ... More


1 Famine Prevention in India

Jean Drèze

in The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 2: Famine Prevention

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286363
eISBN:
9780191718458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286363.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Though one may mistakenly attribute India's impressive recent record of famine prevention to a steady improvement in food production or to the overall evolution of the economy, this chapter argues ... More


Society, Class and Gender

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The authors note the misleading nature of the distinction between man‐made and natural famine, before moving on to emphasise the role of social conditions and cooperative conflicts in the genesis of ... More


Famines and Social Response

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is the first of four chapters dedicated to famines. It begins by emphasising the role of public intervention in avoiding famines and then elaborates on the advantages of thinking of famine ... More


Strategies of Entitlement Protection

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter studies how the simultaneous (and often conflicting) objectives of non‐exclusion and targeting can be pursued with varying emphasis, depending on the selection procedure adopted. It then ... More


Milk and Honey: the Diet of the Israelites

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Old Testament portrayal of Canaan as a ‘land flowing with milk and honey’ has determined many assessments of the Israelite diet. These fail to take into account the literary and rhetorical nature ... More


The Great Bengal Famine

Amartya Sen

in Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284635
eISBN:
9780191596902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284632.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A case study of the Great Bengal Famine of 1943, which had a reported death toll of about 1.5 million. An explanation for the famine is analysed in terms of the most common approach used—food ... More


Potato Soup

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

The Irish potato famine is the best known crop disease in history. This chapter addresses the root causes of the famine, with emphasis upon the relationship between the unprecedented population ... More


FARMING AND FEEDING THE HUNGRY: Plant Viruses and Human Enteroviruses

Jaap Goudsmit

in Viral Fitness: The Next SARS and West Nile in the Making

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195130348
eISBN:
9780199790166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses plant viruses and human enteroviruses. Population growth has an enormous impacton the global food supply. Two groups of viruses complicate the food chain. First, there are ... More


Famine and Flight

James Carter

in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195398854
eISBN:
9780199894413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In Xi’an, Tanxu worked to revive the famous Maternal Grace Temple (da ci’en si) in Xi’an, home to the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, which housed the first Buddhist scriptures brought from India to China, ... More


Hunger and Public Action

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book analyses the role of public action in solving the problem of hunger in the modern world. The study is divided into four parts. The first, making extensive use of the concepts of ... More


The Politics of Hunger: Protest, Poverty and Policy in England, c. 1750-c. 1840

Carl J. Griffin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145628
eISBN:
9781526152022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145635
Subject:
History, Social History

In the age of Malthus and the workhouse when the threat of famine and absolute biological want had supposedly been lifted from the peoples of England, hunger remained a potent political force – and ... More


The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 1: Entitlement and Well-being

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286356
eISBN:
9780191718465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286356.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is the first of three volumes. Every year millions of people are losing their lives around the world, undeterred by the widespread opulence and remarkably higher per capita income, because ... More


The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 2: Famine Prevention

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286363
eISBN:
9780191718458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286363.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is the second of three volumes. Every year millions of people are losing their lives around the world, undeterred by the widespread opulence and remarkably higher per capita income, because ... More


The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 3: Endemic Hunger

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286370
eISBN:
9780191718441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286370.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is the third of three volumes. Every year millions of people are losing their lives around the world, undeterred by the widespread opulence and remarkably higher per capita income, because ... More


China and India

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Taking advantage of the similarities between China and India when they began their development planning, an assessment is made of their achievements and how eventually China had greater success than ... More


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