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Author Munemo, Ngonidzashe, 1976-

Title Domestic politics and drought relief in Africa : explaining choices / Ngonidzashe Munemo
Published Boulder, Colo. : FirstForumPress, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of tables and figures -- Acknowledgments -- The domestic politics of drought relief in Africa -- Drought in Africa and programs for relief -- Insecurity, autocracy, and drought relief in Kenya -- The pathologies of drought relief in Zimbabwe -- The evolution of drought relief policy in Botswana -- Conclusion -- List of acronyms -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the book
Summary Ngonidzashe Munemo challenges the conventional wisdom that African governments lack the technical capacity and political will to respond to drought and the threat of famine. Through a comparative analysis of three politically disparate countries -- Botswana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe -- Munemo demonstrates that differences in the ways that governments face similar drought-induced food crisis are the result not of incompetence, but of rational political considerations. His original analysis shows why, in democracies and authoritarian regimes alike, the less effective option is so often the policy choice. -- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Drought relief -- Africa -- 21st century.
Droughts -- Government policy -- Africa.
Food prices -- Government policy -- Africa.
Africa -- Economic policy -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1626371024 (electronic bk.)
9781626371026 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Domestic politics & drought relief in Africa