Electronic Theses and Dissertations





Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Political Science

Committee Chair

Nicole Detraz

Committee Member

Matthias Kaelberer

Committee Member

Shannon Blanton


The following project investigates the important links between state policy decisions and food security by comparing the cases of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and the Republic of India. In this way, the project demonstrates how policy decisions impact food security by determining what a state does with its food resources. Each case study describes the types of policies pursued by the respective countries as well as the state of food (in)security within the population. The findings are then analyzed alongside one another to compare and contrast the different policy approaches and resulting food security situations. This analysis shows that Viet Nam has established a more food secure state by focusing on small farm approaches. Alternatively, India's large agribusiness model does not appear to adequately address food insecurity. These findings have important implications for the issue of food security, especially in the context of economic development.


Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.