Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111123
Authors: 
Woo-Cumings, Meredith
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
ADBI Research Paper Series 31
Abstract: 
This paper critically examines the influential argument by Amartya Sen on the relationship between famine and political regime theory and exposes its limitations, particularly in the case of the Great Leap Famine. Using the little studied but tragic North Korea famine, the author explores its root causes in the context of food availability decline and complex ecological disruptions and interactions, including the El Nino Southern Oscillation in weather patterns.
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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