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Poverty, Policy, And Food Security In Southern Africa
Poverty, Policy, And Food Security In Southern Africa
Edited by Coralie Bryant
Lynne Rienner, 1988, 291 pp

Looking at the ability of southern Africa to feed itself, the essays in this book lay out the complex political and economic connections the countries of the region have with their giant neighbor and sometime adversary, as well as among themselves. The authors (particularly Stephen R. Lewis, Jr.) make the point that South Africa's coercive power may be constrained by its need for productive economic links with the others. The editor and various authors argue for a comprehensive Western plan for economic aid-both bilateral and regional-to South Africa's neighbors.