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Devereux, Stephen 1959-

Works: 94 works in 297 publications in 2 languages and 4,064 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HD9000.5, 338.19
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Most widely held works by Stephen Devereux
Seasons of hunger fighting cycles of quiet starvation among the world's rural poor by Stephen Devereux ( )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,083 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
Fieldwork in developing countries by Stephen Devereux ( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 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."--BOOK JACKET
Social protection in Africa by Frank Ellis ( )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aims to present ideas, principles and practicalities of establishing effective social protection in Africa. This work 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
Theories of famine by Stephen Devereux ( Book )
13 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new famines : why famines persist in an era of globalization by Stephen Devereux ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Food security in Sub-Saharan Africa ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 198 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
Social protection for Africa's children by Sudhanshu Handa ( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 155 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
Seasonality, rural livelihoods, and development by Rachel Sabates-Wheeler ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seasonality is a severe constraint to sustainable rural livelihoods and a driver of poverty and hunger, particularly in the tropics. Many poor people in developing countries are ill equipped to cope with seasonal variations which can lead to drought or flood and consequences for agriculture, employment, food supply and the spread of disease. The subject has assumed increasing importance as climate change and other forms of development disrupt established seasonal patterns and variations. This book is the first systematic study of seasonality for over twenty years, and it aims to revive academi
The King v. Stephen Devereux tried before Lord Kenyon and a special jury, at Guildhall, London, on Wednesday the 20th of Feb. 1793 by Stephen Devereux ( )
1 edition published in 1793 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
F.T. Prince by F. T Prince ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Credit & savings for developments by Stephen Devereux ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Household food security in Malawi by Stephen Devereux ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vulnerable livelihoods in Somalia region, Ethiopia by Stephen Devereux ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making less last longer : informal safety nets in Malawi by Stephen Devereux ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social pensions in Namibia and South Africa by Stephen Devereux ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Destitution in Wollo, Ethiopia by Stephen Devereux ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
South African income distribution, 1900-1980 by Stephen Devereux ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fuzzy entitlements and common property resources : struggles over rights to communal land in Namibia by Stephen Devereux ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 39 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 )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 37 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
Conceptualising destitution by Stephen Devereux ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 35 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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Devereux, S.
Devereux, Steven, 1959-
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English (147)
Spanish (1)