Monday, March 19, 2007

Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform

Columbia University Press announced the publication of Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform by Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland.

Authors Haggard and Noland present a comprehendsive account of the North Korean famine, examining not only the origins and aftermath of the crisis but also the regime's response to outside aid and the effect of its current policies on the country's economic future.

They examine the challenges of providing humanitarian assistance to North Korea and explore how needed materials can get to people suffering under the rule of the North Korean regime.

"Famine in North Korea is the authoritative account of the famine, examining its origins and impact from the level of the individual household to the high politics of international diplomacy. It is an extraordinary book, essential reading for anyone interested in the issues of famine, economic transition, and the future of the Korean peninsula."
—Joseph E. Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, and author of Making Globalization Work

"The UN General Assembly resolutions on human rights in North Korea have underscored the failure of the North Korean government to protect its people from gross human rights abuses. In Famine in North Korea, Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland compellingly outline the case with respect to food. This book is critical for any understanding of the humanitarian and human rights
crisis on the Korean peninsula."
—Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic

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