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Author Munemo, Ngonidzashe, 1976-

Title Domestic politics and drought relief in Africa : explaining choices / Ngonidzashe Munemo.

Publication Info. Boulder, Colo. : FirstForumPress, [2012]

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Drought relief -- Africa -- 21st century.
Droughts -- Government policy -- Africa.
Food prices -- Government policy -- Africa.
Africa -- Economic policy -- 21st century.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Cover Title Domestic politics & drought relief in Africa
Other Form: Print version: Munemo, Ngonidzashe, 1976- Domestic politics and drought relief in Africa 9781935049494 (DLC) 2012022708 (OCoLC)796354949
ISBN 9781626371026 (electronic bk.)
1626371024 (electronic bk.)