Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine

Published on Dec 8, 2017
de Waal A25
Estimated H-index: 25
ContentsPreface and AcknowledgementsPart I: Perspectives on Famine and StarvationChapter 1: An Unacknowledged AchievementChapter 2: Famines as AtrocitiesChapter 3: Malthus's ZombieChapter 4: A Short History of Modern FaminesPart II: How Famines Were Almost EliminatedChapter 5: Demography, Economics, Public HealthChapter 6: Politics, War, GenocideChapter 7: The Humanitarian InternationalChapter 8: Ethiopia: No Longer the Land of FaminePart III: The Persistence and Return of FaminesChapter 9: The Famine that isn't ComingChapter 10: The New Atrocity FaminesChapter 11: Mass Starvation in the FutureNotesReferencesIndex
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