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North Korea suffered from a horrific famine in the mid and late s. The summer monsoon rains that come each year were especially heavy.

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Famine in North Korea

Published in:. A famine in the s killed as many as 1 million North Koreans or roughly 5 percent of the population. North Korean claims that the famine was due primarily to natural disasters and external shocks were misleading in important respects: the decline in food production and the deterioration in internal conditions were visible years before the floods of , but the government was culpably slow to take the necessary steps to guarantee adequate food supplies. With plausible policy adjustments—such as maintaining food imports on commercial terms or aggressively seeking multilateral assistance—the government could have avoided the famine. Instead, it blocked humanitarian aid to the hardest hit parts of the country during the peak of the famine and curtailed commercial imports of food once humanitarian assistance began.

Access options available:. New York: Columbia University Press, Food and hunger are so fundamental to human experience that studies of them intersect virtually every dimension of social life. As such, the analytical approach employed by Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland in Famine in North Korea produces a manuscript that may be read not only as a case study of famine, but a study of North Korean society, offering insights that transcend the immediate topics of food, famine, and aid. The book also contrasts the systems and norms of North Korea and its peers in the international community, underscoring the regrettable absence of diplomatic, economic, and ideological frameworks through which parties involved can readily communicate, negotiate, and cooperate.

Famine in North Korea. Markets, Aid, and Reform

This type of engagement takes many forms and is implemented in the pursuit of multiple goals beyond the basic humanitarian aims of improving health or reducing poverty. In this essay, I will look only at the question of whether or not US government humanitarian assistance to North Korea has been effective in achieving US security objectives. I will address three forms of linkage between US humanitarian and security goals: as a means of improving the environment for security dialogue; as a quid pro quo for North Korean actions; and as a means of transforming either North Korea itself or the US-North Korea relationship. Linking humanitarian goals to security goals has been an ongoing dilemma in the United States, raising questions about both ethics and efficacy. I find that food aid, while perhaps useful for reaching security goals in the short term, does not permanently transform the security environment — and neither should it be expected to do so. While in the ideal world, humanitarian and security goals should never be connected, in reality US assistance to North Korea has always been linked to a broader security agenda.

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It has been nearly a decade and a half since North Korea, then in the grips of a devastating famine, opened itself to the international community for food and development assistance. This chapter seeks to analyze North Korean behavior during this time by examining data on food aid as well as on inflows of aid and commercial imports from China. Unable to display preview.

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Since the North Korean famine , they have formed a large informal economy.

Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform

Purchasing options are not available in this country. Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland. Foreword by Amartya Sen. In the mids, as many as one million North Koreans died in one of the worst famines of the twentieth century. The socialist food distribution system collapsed primarily because of a misguided push for self-reliance, but was compounded by the regime's failure to formulate a quick response-including the blocking of desperately needed humanitarian relief. As households, enterprises, local party organs, and military units tried to cope with the economic collapse, a grassroots process of marketization took root.

New York: Columbia University Press, Food and hunger are so fundamental to human experience that studies of them intersect virtually every dimension of social life. As such, the analytical approach employed by Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland in Famine in North Korea produces a manuscript that may be read not only as a case study of famine, but a study of North Korean society, offering insights that transcend the immediate topics of food, famine, and aid. The book also contrasts the systems and norms of North Korea and its peers in the international community, underscoring the regrettable absence of diplomatic, economic, and ideological frameworks through which parties involved can readily communicate, negotiate, and cooperate.

In the mids, as many as one million North Koreans died in one of the worst famines of the twentieth century. The socialist food distribution system collapsed primarily because of a misguided push for self-reliance, but was compounded by the regime's failure to formulate a quick response-including the blocking of desperately needed humanitarian relief. As households, enterprises, local party organs, and military units tried to cope with the economic collapse, a grassroots process of marketization took root. However, rather than embracing these changes, the North Korean regime opted for tentative economic reforms with ambiguous benefits and a self-destructive foreign policy. As a result, a chronic food shortage continues to plague North Korea today.

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