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Famine Crimes: Politics and the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa

Famine Crimes: Politics and the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa

by Alex de de Waal, Alexander De Waal
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Famine Crimes is a factually rich, powerfully intelligent, morally important analysis of the persistence of famine in Africa. Using comparative studies from other parts of the world and a detailed knowledge of specific cases in Africa, de Waal lays the blame for Africa's problems with starvation on the political failings of African governments, western donors, and international relief agencies. The message of this important book is that no one need starve in Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253211583
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Series: African Issues Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Alex de Waal is co-director of African Rights, London

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms
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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