Dan Banik

Dan Banik is associate professor at the Center for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo. His most recent books are The Legal Empowerment Agenda: Poverty, Labour and the Informal Economy in Africa (2011) and Poverty and Elusive Development (2010).

July 2011, Volume 22, Issue 3

Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy: Growth and Hunger in India

Despite India’s impressive achievements in democracy, economic development, and the rule of law, it remains home to a third of the world’s poor. Although it has successfully averted famine since independence, it still struggles to prevent chronic hunger.