%T The entitlement approach – a case for framework development rather than demolition
%A Rubin, Olivier
%J Journal of Development Studies
%K Famine; health, livelihoods; economics, theory; social issues
%X The article dismisses most of the objections previously forwarded in this journal by Khandakar Qudrat-I Elahi against Amartya Sen's framework for famine analysis: the entitlement approach. Instead, the article argues that even thirty years after the conception of the entitlement approach, it remains a potent framework for famine analysis, as illustrated by the recent 2005 famine. However, as contemporary famines are increasingly linked to factors that have hitherto received limited attention in entitlement analysis – conflicts, legal collapses and political struggles – the article calls for supplementary famine analysis on the meso and macro levels.
%C Vereinigtes Königreich
%W GESIS - http://www.gesis.org
%~ SSOAR - http://www.ssoar.info