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Famine crimes: politics and the diaster relief industry in Africa Alex de Waal [Management books]

By: de Waal, Alex.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Indianapolis Indiana university prees 2006ISBN: 9780852558102.Subject(s): African IssuesDDC classification: 363.348096
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Can Africa avoid famine?<br> When freedom from famine is a basic right or a political imperative, famine is prevented. Case studies demonstrate such successes but they are not often acknowledged or repeated.<br> <br> Who is responsible for the failures?<br> African governments, western donors and international relief agencies all contribute to the problem.<br> <br> What is the role of international relief agencies?<br> Relief has helped to fuel war and undermine democratic accountability.<br> <br> What is the way forward?<br> Progress lies in bringing the fight against famine into democratic politics, and calling to account those guilty of creating famine.<br> <br> Published in association with the International African Institute<br> North America: Indiana U Press<br> <br>

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Acronyms
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Rights & Entitlements: The Conquest of Famine in South Africa
  • Africa 1900-85: A Fragile Obligation to Famine Relief
  • Retreat from Accountability I: Neo-Liberalism & Adjustment
  • Retreat from Accountability II: The Humanitarian International
  • Sudan 1972-93: Privatizing Famine
  • Northern Ethiopia: Revolution, War-Famine & Two Models of Relief
  • The End of the Cold War: A New Humanitarian Dispensation
  • Somalia 1991-92: Famine & Relief After the Demise of the State
  • Humanitarian Impunity: Somalia 1993 & Rwanda 1994
  • Eastern Zaire 1996: The Fundraisers' Catastrophe
  • Political Contracts & Humanitarian Dilemmas

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