Book on Somalia Famine receives high praise from LSE

On September 23, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) published a review of Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011 – 12. The book, edited by Feinstein’s acting director Dan Maxwell and Feinstein visiting fellow Nisar Majid, is a detailed analysis of the Somalia famine. Besides exploring the causes and impacts of the event, Famine in Somalia examines the failure of the humanitarian system to adequately act to prevent the crisis, remediate its worst effects, or meaningfully reform since its conclusion.

In the review, LSE’s Richard Stupart emphasizes the critical importance of learning from those failures, before stating that the book “could deservedly become a go-to reference for understanding the causes, response and programming failures of the famine.”

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