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

By: de Waal, Alex.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Indianapolis Indiana university prees 2006ISBN: 9780852558102.Subject(s): African IssuesDDC classification: 363.348096
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Can Africa avoid famine? 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. Who is responsible for the failures? African governments, western donors and international relief agencies all contribute to the problem. What is the role of international relief agencies? Relief has helped to fuel war and undermine democratic accountability. What is the way forward? Progress lies in bringing the fight against famine into democratic politics, and calling to account those guilty of creating famine. Published in association with the International African Institute North America: Indiana U Press

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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