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Popular Actions, State Reactions: The Moral and Political Economy of Food in India

Publisher: Institute of Development Studies

Can popular mobilisation activate accountability for hunger? In 2012, a group of researchers set out to explore this question through field research in four countries: Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Mozambique. The research was framed in ideas about a contemporary ‘moral economy’ – which when breached, would lead people to mobilise – either in the form of riots, or as movements for the right to food, thus activating state responses.

Author(s): Anuradha Joshi, Shreya Bhattacharya, Vaibhav Raaj, Biraj Patnaik, Dipa Sinha | Views(363)

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