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Famine and Foreigners: Ethiopia Since Live Aid by Peter Gill

Published By: Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-956984-7
Date of Publication: 2010


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Reviewed by: Nzinga H. Broussard of Claremont McKenna College
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.2.433.r12
Review Pages: 460-62

Book Review Abstract

Nzinga H. Broussard of Claremont McKenna College reviews "Famine and Foreigners: Ethiopia Since Live Aid" by Peter Gill. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins "Explores the story of Ethiopia's progress in fighting hunger and poverty since the famine of 1984 and its conflicted relationship with foreign aid-givers. Discusses a return to Korem; the famine trail; hunger as a weapon; rebels with a cause; economic warfare; how to prevent a famine; population ma...."
Explores the story of Ethiopia's progress in fighting hunger and poverty since the famine of 1984 and its conflicted relationship with foreign aid-givers. Discusses a return to Korem; the famine trail; hunger as a weapon; rebels with a cause; economic warfare; how to prevent a famine; population matters; the 2005 election in Ethiopia; down with democracy?; free association; pastoral affairs; spoiling the party; China's involvement in Ethiopia; and us and them. Gill is a journalist specializing in developing world affairs. Select bibliography; index.


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Nzinga H. Broussard of Claremont McKenna College


JEL Classifications

F35: Foreign Aid
I38: Welfare and Poverty: Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
O15: Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
O17: Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
O19: International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations


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