Jennifer Clapp, Hunger in the Balance: The New Politics of International Food Aid (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012), 201 pp.

Food aid has become a contentious issue in recent decades, with sharp disagreements over genetically modified crops, agricultural subsidies, and ways of guaranteeing food security in the face of successive global food crises. In Hunger in the Balance, Jennifer Clapp provides a timely and comprehensive account of the contemporary politics of food aid, explaining the origins and
outcomes of recent clashes between donor nations—and between donors and recipients.

About the Author
Jennifer Clapp is Professor and CIGI Chair of Global Environmental Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs and Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo.