First World Hunger

Food Security and Welfare Politics

  • Graham┬áRiches

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. John Wilson
    Pages 14-45
  3. Stephen Uttley
    Pages 78-107
  4. Gary Craig, Elizabeth Dowler
    Pages 108-133
  5. Janet Poppendieck
    Pages 134-164
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-200

About this book


First World Hunger examines hunger and the politics of food security, and welfare reform (1980-95) in five 'liberal' welfare states (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA). Through national case-studies it explores the depoliticization of hunger as a human rights issue and the failure of New Right policies and charitable emergency relief to guarantee household food security. The need for alternative integrated policies and the necessity of public action are considered essential if hunger is to be eliminated.


human rights politics poverty

Editors and affiliations

  • Graham┬áRiches
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Northern British ColumbiaPrince GeorgeCanada

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