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Devereux, Stephen 1959-

Works: 94 works in 346 publications in 3 languages and 4,642 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Stephen Devereux
Theories of famine by Stephen Devereux( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food security in Sub-Saharan Africa( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food insecurity is no longer seen simply as a problem of agriculture and a failure of food production at the national level, but instead as a failure of livelihoods to guarantee access to sufficient food at household level
The new famines : why famines persist in an era of globalization by Stephen Devereux( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recent occurrences of famine in Ethiopia and Southern Africa have propelled this key back into the public arena for the first time since 1984, as once again it becomes a priority not only for lesser developed countries but also for the international community. Exploring the paradox that is the persistence of famine in the contemporary world, this book looks at the way the nature of famine is changing in the face of globalization and shifting geo-political forces. The book challenges perceived wisdom about the causes of famine and analyzes the worst cases of recent years including close analysis of food scarcity in North Korea, Ethiopia, Sudan and Malawi and less well known cases in Madagascar, Iraq and Bosnia. With fresh conceptual frameworks and analytical tools, major theoretical constructs which have previously been applied to analyze famines (such as the democracy ends famine argument, Sens entitlement approach and the complex political emergency framework) are confronted. -- Publisher's Abstract
Seasons of hunger : fighting cycles of quiet starvation among the world's rural poor by Stephen Devereux( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, millions of the rural poor suffer from predictable and preventable seasonal hunger. This hunger is less dramatic but no less damaging than the starvation associated with famines, wars and natural disasters. Seasons of Hunger explores why the world does not react to a crisis that we know will continue year after year. Seasonal hunger is caused by annual cycles of shrinking food stocks, rising prices, and lack of income. This hidden hunger pushes millions of children to the brink of starvation every year, permanently stunting their physical and cognitive development, weakening their immune systems and opening the door for killer diseases. Action Against Hunger argue that ending seasonal hunger could save millions of young lives and is key to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. This book documents seasonal hunger in four countries - India, Malawi, Mali and Myanmar - including personal stories and country-wide data which shows the magnitude of the problem. The authors also find encouraging examples of interventions designed to address seasonality - initiatives led by governments, donors and NGOs, and poor people themselves - and propose a package of advocacy messages that could contribute to the global eradication of seasonal hunger. This book will be a valuable resource for journalists, policy makers, NGO members and students of development studies
Social protection in Africa by Frank Ellis( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to make accessible to a broad audience the ideas, principles and practicalities of establishing effective social protection in Africa. It focuses on the major shift in strategy for tackling hunger and vulnerability, from emergency responses mainly in the form of food transfers to predictable cash transfers to the chronically poorest social groups. The diverse case studies in this book provide a unique and timely exploration of the effective, and less effective, ways that social transfers are delivered to the chronically poor and vulnerable in Sub-Saharan Africa
Fieldwork in developing countries by Stephen Devereux( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical, realistic, and based on firsthand experiences, this sorely needed resource addresses theoretical concerns at the same time that it reflects the important fact that the context within which fieldwork is conducted is absolutely integral to the research process. Part 1 of the book offers an introduction to the many features common to all fieldwork situations. The authors discuss preparing for, participation in, and returning from fieldwork, then narrow the focus to specific methodological matters. In Part 2, eleven case studies, drawn from the authors' personal experiences, cover issues relating both to the conduct of research and to questions of lifestyle and interactions with the local community. The authors invariably present alternatives rather than prescriptions, hoping to excite critical thought on fieldwork method, as well as to suggest possible solutions to common problems
Seasonality, rural livelihoods, and development by Rachel Sabates-Wheeler( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seasonality is a severe constraint to sustainable rural livelihoods, and extremes in weather have consequences for agriculture, employment, food supply and the spread of disease, particularly for developing countries. This book is a systematic study which aims to revive interest and awareness of this crucial but neglected issue, especially as climate change and development affect the world
Social protection for Africa's children by Sudhanshu Handa( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social protection is currently receiving a great deal of academic and policy attention throughout Africa, but not all policy decisions taken are based on solid evidence. Social protection can be understood as interventions that reduce social vulnerability, economic risk and extreme poverty. Because of the newness of this rapidly evolving agenda, evidence on critical design choices such as targeting, and on impacts of social protection interventions, is mostly limited to case studies or small, unrepresentative surveys. This book makes a major contribution to building the evidence base, drawing
Credit & savings for developments by Stephen Devereux( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informal and formal social protection systems in Sub-Saharan Africa by Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vulnerable livelihoods in Somalia region, Ethiopia by Stephen Devereux( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destitution in Wollo, Ethiopia by Stephen Devereux( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F.T. Prince by F. T Prince( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social pensions in Namibia and South Africa by Stephen Devereux( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South African income distribution, 1900-1980 by Stephen Devereux( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fuzzy entitlements and common property resources : struggles over rights to communal land in Namibia by Stephen Devereux( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper addresses some conceptual difficulties in applying the entitlement approach to contexts such as common property regimes, where overlapping institutions or groups of individuals all exert valid claims over a single resource endowment, and where claims on resources are socially sanctioned rather than legally enforceable. These theoretical arguments are underpinned empirically by case studies drawn from conflicts over land in Namibia
Famine in the twentieth century by Stephen Devereux( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 70 million people died in famines in the twentieth century. Stephen Devereux has compiled data from over 30 major famines and has assessed the success of some parts of the world, notably China, the Soviet Union, India and Bangladesh in apparently eradicating mass mortality food crises. He contrasts this with the experience of sub-Saharan Africa, where famines triggered by the relationship between drought and civil war have become endemic since the late 1960s. Devereux argues that if famine is to be eradicated during the twenty-first century, it requires not only technical capacity in terms of food production and distribution, but also substantially more political will, at national and international levels, than has been seen to date
Vulnerability and social protection in Malawi( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptualising destitution by Stephen Devereux( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of 'destitution' presents challenges to several preoccupations of contemporary poverty discourse: the definition of poverty (narrowly income-based versus broader multi-dimensional approaches); the measurement of poverty (quantitative versus participatory methods); and the temporal dimension (chronic versus transitory poverty). Recognition of the multi-dimensionality of poverty has rarely been reflected in integrated analytical or policy frameworks. The Millennium Development Goals focus on simple quantitative targets, and fail to differentiate between degrees of poverty. By contrast, this paper argues that destitution is intrinsically a multi-dimensional concept, and it emphasises the severity of poverty - in contrast to 'chronic poverty', which emphasises the duration of poverty. A definition of destitution is proposed with three components: inability to meet subsistence needs, assetlessness, and dependence on transfers. A conceptual framework is developed for analysing destitution that draws on the 'sustainable livelihoods' approach
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Food security in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Devereux, S. 1959-

Devereux, Stephen

Devereux, Steven

Devereux, Steven 1959-

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Food security in Sub-Saharan AfricaThe new famines : why famines persist in an era of globalizationSeasons of hunger : fighting cycles of quiet starvation among the world's rural poorSocial protection in AfricaSeasonality, rural livelihoods, and developmentSocial protection for Africa's children