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Conflict, trade and the medium-term future of food security in Sudan

Keen, David and Lee, Vivian (2007) Conflict, trade and the medium-term future of food security in Sudan. Disasters, 31 (supp.1). S9-S24. ISSN 0361-3666

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2007.00346.x

Abstract

Recent economic growth and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) have both been seen as grounds for optimism about the future of food security in Sudan. However, solving the North- South conflict (if indeed it is solved) does not resolve conflicts within either the North or the South and may even encourage a variety of conflicts. The classic neoliberal prescription of peace, growth and foreign investment may deepen (and obscure) the needs and grievances of those who have historically been left behind in a dysfunctional development process. Historically, some of those marginalised by patterns of development in Sudan have chosen to rebel, while others have had their grievances diverted against those even more marginal than themselves. Dysfunctional and violent processes of development must be reversed. They cannot be adequately compensated for-but may be legitimised-by attempts to use food aid as a ‘safety net’. Meanwhile, those who benefited from war may have incentives to derail the peace.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28...
Additional Information: © 2007 The Authors
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > International Development
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2014 15:41
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 17:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59751

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