2)What does Sen define as an entitlement, and how is an entitlement determined for each person or household? Be sure to address the three components of entitlement that Sen explains, and illustrate with examples.
3)Sen says, Famines represent a shared predicament,but not necessarily a shared causation. What does he mean, and how does this statement reflect his overall theory of famine?
QUESTIONS TO WRITE ON
1) How does Sen explain the Bengali famine of 1974? Would either Green Revolution technology or direct food aid have prevented it? Why or why not? What do you think, based on Sens analysis, could have prevented it?
2) How do cultural beliefs and political issues make famine more likely, or, conversely, prevent it?
3) Why, in times of famine, does food actually get exported from regions experiencing famine? What can be done to prevent this?
4) Why, according to Sen, has there never been a famine in a multiparty democracy? Do agree that democracy addresses some of the root causes of famine?