Ending Hunger Worldwide
- ISBN: 9781594518935
- Extent: 240pp
- Release Date: 20 Aug 2011
- Size: 229mm x 152mm
- Format: Paperback
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- Category: Politics
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Why does hunger persist in a world of plenty? Ending Hunger Worldwide challenges the naïve notion that everyone wants hunger to end, arguing that the powerful care – but not enough to make a difference.
George Kent argues that the central focus in overcoming hunger should be on building stronger communities. It is these communities which can provide mutual support to ensure that people don't go hungry. Kent demonstrates that there is not a shortage of food but of what Amartya Sen terms 'opportunities', and that developing tight-knit communities will lead to more opportunities for the hungry and undernourished.
Ending Hunger Worldwide challenges dominant market-led solutions, and will be essential reading for activists, NGO workers and development students looking for a fresh perspective.
About The Author
George Kent is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai’i. His work centres on finding remedies for social problems, particularly finding ways to strengthen the weak in the face of the strong. He works on human rights, international relations, peace, development, and environmental issues, with a special focus on nutrition and children.