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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


3 Ethiopian Famines 1973–1985: A Case‐Study

B. G. Kumar

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/9780198286363.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the famines of Ethiopia during the period 1973-85, with its rather bleak and gloomy situation. Though a decline in food availability played a major role in the famines, it is ... More


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


Against Indolence: ‘Paupers’, ‘Public-Works’ and Philanthropy

Sanjay Sharma

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195653861
eISBN:
9780199081653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195653861.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes the scale and extent of famine relief by the colonial state, and explores the genealogy of the categories used to classify relief-seekers. Official policy at first sought to ... More


Food, Municipalities, and the State

L. A. Clarkson and E. Margaret Crawford

in Feast and Famine: Food and Nutrition in Ireland 1500-1920

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198227519
eISBN:
9780191708374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227519.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter wonders why, since food was so important to life, there has not been more legislation touching its production and consumption. For decades municipalities intermittently used the assize ... More


Qing Officialdom and the Politics of Famine

Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley

in Tears from Iron: Cultural Responses to Famine in Nineteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253025
eISBN:
9780520934221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253025.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the North China Famine, the Qing court and officialdom repeatedly proclaimed the necessity of rescuing famine victims regardless of cost, thus upholding the faith that local observers had in ... More


Cattle, famines, and the colonial state

Saurabh Mishra

in Beastly encounters of the Raj: Livelihoods, livestock and veterinary health in India, 1790-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089725
eISBN:
9781781708330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089725.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter illustrates the reluctance of the colonial state to make any significant investment into famine relief for cattle, even though cattle mortalities during these episodes wreaked ... 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


‘Irrigating the Lands, Irrigating the Minds’: Panacea for a Parched North India

Sanjay Sharma

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195653861
eISBN:
9780199081653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195653861.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

The concluding chapter of the book begins by discussing the long term consequences of the 1837-8 famine. While official accounts argued that north Indian society quickly bounced back from the ... More


There Arose a Dearth – The Grain Market in Crisis

Karen J. Cullen

in Famine in Scotland - the 'Ill Years' of the 1690s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638871
eISBN:
9780748653508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638871.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter focuses on the ways in which adverse weather conditions impacted upon the supply and price of grain. The famine was described by Smout as ‘a terrible instance of the vulnerability of a ... More


Fleeing the Famine: Migration and Emigration

Karen J. Cullen

in Famine in Scotland - the 'Ill Years' of the 1690s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638871
eISBN:
9780748653508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638871.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter focuses further on the elements of social dislocation identified in Chapters 4 and 5, and is divided into two main parts: internal movement and migration within Scotland, and emigration. ... More


The chemistry of famine: nutritional discourse and dietary transformation

Ian Miller

in Reforming food in post-Famine Ireland: Medicine, science and improvement, 18451922

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719088865
eISBN:
9781781706909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088865.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores scientific interest in the Irish potato diet in pre-Famine Ireland and how scientific ideas were used in broader debates on Irish dietary conditions and national dietary reform. ... More


The Humanitarian Imagination and the Year of the Locust: International Relief in the Wartime Eastern Mediterranean, 1914–1918

Keith David Watenpaugh

in Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520279308
eISBN:
9780520960800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279308.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the formation of the idea of the “humanitarian imagination” and how it can motivate action (or not) through the case study of the World War One–era flooding of Baghdad and ... More


Strengthening the Canton-Hong Kong Ties: Rice Relief and the Development of the Transnational Rice Business

in Gourmets in the Land of Famine: The Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772266
eISBN:
9780804781763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772266.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores two cases of rice relief work (in 1907 and in 1919) conducted by the Cantonese mercantile elite, which they carried out with strong cooperation from their Hong Kong ... More


1974

Naomi Hossain

in The Aid Lab: Understanding Bangladesh’s Unexpected Success

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198785507
eISBN:
9780191827419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785507.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the pivotal event in the history of Bangladesh’s development project: the famine of 1974. It examines different explanations for the famine, and concludes that under the ... More


Peter Singer’s Ethical Theory

F. M. Kamm

in Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189698
eISBN:
9780199851096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189698.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the views of consequentialists as well as of nonconsequentialists whose perspectives differ from those of this book. It considers both the kind of consequentialism to which ... More


Famine

Janam Mukherjee

in Hungry Bengal: War, Famine and the End of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190209889
eISBN:
9780190492182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209889.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter charts the devastation of famine in its most blatant form. By August 1943 the streets of Calcutta were becoming choked with corpses, and starving villagers from the already ruined ... More


Follow the Money

Sean McMeekin

in The Red Millionaire: A Political Biography of Willy Munzenberg, Moscow's Secret Propaganda Tsar in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098471
eISBN:
9780300130096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098471.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the antifascist initiative and the new German “famine relief” drive, which did much to improve Munzenberg's political standing in the KPD, but which did not promise to ease ... More


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