Economic development, drought, and famines: some limitations of dependency explanations

@article{Torry1986EconomicDD,
  title={Economic development, drought, and famines: some limitations of dependency explanations},
  author={William I. Torry},
  journal={GeoJournal},
  year={1986},
  volume={12},
  pages={5-18}
}
Drought is today a major instigator of famine disasters that developing countries suffer. Until recently scientists set great store in climatic theories of famine devastation. Over the past decade, climatic determinism has given way to a sociological thesis, putting famines connected with drought down fundamentally to political and economic causes of poverty rooted in colonial and neocolonial forms of capitalism. According to this thesis drought acts only as a catalyst of a situation long in… 
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