Think of The Children in Africa - a minor field study in The Gambia on the views of food aid recipients on the responsibility of food aid donors

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Publication Bachelor thesis,C
Title Think of The Children in Africa - a minor field study in The Gambia on the views of food aid recipients on the responsibility of food aid donors
Author(s) Wallinder, Daniel
Date 2012
English abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to contrast the academic discussion on whether the affluent countries have a responsibility or not to provide food aid for the LDCs, to the views of food aid recipients. In addition to the issue of responsibility I also discuss the responsibilities of individuals contra governments, and what type of aid (if any) that is best to ensure food security. In order to gather information on the recipients’ points of views I have conducted a minor field study in The Gambia and interviewed former food aid recipients. In the academic discussion Thomas Pogge, Peter Singer, Dale Jamieson and David Miller are represented. The results of the field study shows that most of the recipients argue that the affluent countries in the world have a moral responsibility to assist the LDCs since they have the ability to assist. In contrast to the academic discussion, it becomes clear that the interviewees base their arguments on a different moral foundation than some of the theorists, and that they have different perspective on how to eradicate poverty and ensure food security.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 43
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Food aid
recipients
donors
affluent
LDC
Pogge
Singer
Jamieson
Miller
moral responsibility
food security
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13935 (link to this page)

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