Exploring the paradox that is the persistence of famine in the contemporary world, this book looks at the way the nature of famine is changing in the face of globalization and shifting geo-political forces.
The book challenges perceived wisdom about the causes of famine and analyzes the worst cases of recent years # including close analysis of food scarcity in North Korea, Ethiopia, Sudan and Malawi and less well known cases in Madagascar, Iraq and Bosnia. An international team of contributors have been assembled, including Marcus Noland, Alex de Waal and Dan Maxwell making this book an important resource for those in the fields of development studies and political economics.
Introduction: The New Famines Does Democracy End Famine? Sen's Entitlement Approach The Sudan famine of 1998 Pre-Modern, Modern and Postmodern Famine in Iraq Famine in North Korea The Political Economy of an Urban Famine: Antananarivo 1985-1986 'New Variant Famines' in Africa Analyzing Famine in an Era of Globalization Why do Famines Persist in the Horn of Africa? The Malawi Famine of 2002 Why are there no longer "War Famines" in Contemporary Europe? Is Democracy the Answer? Can Agricultural Biotechnology be Pro-Poor Famines as Mass Starvations Intensity and Magnitude Scales for Famines