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Author Haggard, Stephan.

Title Famine in North Korea : markets, aid, and reform / Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland ; foreword by Amartya Sen
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 309 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction: Famine, aid, and markets in North Korea -- The origins of the great famine -- The distribution of misery : famine and the breakdown of the public distribution system -- The aid regime : the problem of monitoring -- Diversion -- The political economy of aid -- Coping, marketization, and reform : new sources of vulnerability -- Conclusion : North Korea in comparative and international perspective
Summary Beginning sometime in the early 1990s and extending into 1998, North Korea experienced famine. We estimate that the great North Korean famine killed between six hundred thousand and one million people, between 3 and 5 percent of the entire population of the country. Such events are national traumas that live in the collective memory for generations. Famines produce countless personal tragedies: watching loved ones waste away from hunger and disease; making fateful choices about the distribution of scarce food; migrating to escape the famine's reach; and, all too often, facing the stark reality that these coping strategies are futile. A full understanding of such disasters can only be communicated through their human face: the individual experience of the suffering and humiliation that extreme deprivation brings to its victims. Through refugee accounts, this human face of the North Korean famine is slowly becoming available to us and speaks far more eloquently than we can here
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-301) and index
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Subject Famines -- Korea (North)
Food relief -- Korea (North)
Food supply -- Korea (North)
Korea (North) -- Economic conditions.
Korea (North) -- Economic policy.
Korea (North) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Noland, Marcus, 1959-
LC no. 2006025653
ISBN 0231140002 (clothbound ; alk. paper)
0231511523 (electronic bk.)
9780231140003 (clothbound ; alk. paper)
9780231511520 (electronic bk.)