ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Failure of Exchange Entitlements Theory of Famine-A Response

'Failure of Exchange Entitlements' Theory of Famine A Response Amrita Rangasami The sudden collapse into starvation that has been identified with the famine condition, the author argues, ts only the final phase of famine when the stigmata of starvation become visual and the victims have collapsed. Famine is not,; however, an event marked by the death of the victim. The basic failure in the understanding of famine is the inability to recognise the political, social and economic determinants that mark the onset of the process. We need, therefore, to redefine famine and identify the various factors, political, social, psychological and economic, that operate to keep large classes in the population under continuous pressure.

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