The Political History of American Food Aid: An Uneasy Benevolence

The Political History of American Food Aid: An Uneasy Benevolence

by Barry Riley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190228873
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/22/2017
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 1,210,469
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Barry Riley is a Visiting Scholar at the Center on Food Security and the Environment in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. For nearly 50 years, he has been a participant in the domain of foreign economic assistance, first with the U.S. Government, then the World Bank, and finally as a private consultant. In recent decades, he has sought to discover how American international food aid has been shaped and reshaped over two centuries to serve the widely differing objectives of Presidents, legislators, and interest groups operating in quite distinct periods of American history.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter One: The Early Episodes: 1794-1914
Chapter Two: Herbert Hoover
Chapter Three: "...but now came Famine and Pestilence..."
Chapter Four: Between the Wars
Chapter Five: Interlude: The American Farmer
Chapter Six: The Birth, Short Life, and Early Death of the UNRRA
Chapter Seven: Harry Truman, European Hunger and the Cold War
Chapter Eight: The Marshall Plan Era
Chapter Nine: Public Law 480
Chapter Ten: The Politics of Food Surpluses
Chapter Eleven: Kennedy: Food Aid and Economic Development
Chapter Twelve: Lyndon Johnson's Food Aid Battles
Chapter Thirteen: LBJ, India and the Short Tether
Chapter Fourteen: The Nixon Years: Two Case Studies
Chapter Fifteen: A Global Food Crisis
Chapter Sixteen: The World Food Conference
Chapter Seventeen: Food Aid Under Carter and Reagan
Chapter Eighteen: The Search for Food Security
Chapter Nineteen: The Ethiopia Conundrum
Chapter Twenty: From Food Aid to Food Assistance: 1990-2014
Chapter Twenty-One: Change...and Resisting Change
Bibliography

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