The Prevention Of Humanitarian Emergencies

Overview

Since the end of the cold war, civil wars and state violence have escalated, resulting in thousands of deaths. This book provides a toolbox for donors, international agencies, and developing countries to prevent humanitarian emergencies. The emphasis is on long-term development policies rather than mediation or reconstruction after the conflict ensues. Policies include democratization, reforming institutions, strengthening civil society, improving the state's administrative capability, agrarian reform, ...

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Overview

Since the end of the cold war, civil wars and state violence have escalated, resulting in thousands of deaths. This book provides a toolbox for donors, international agencies, and developing countries to prevent humanitarian emergencies. The emphasis is on long-term development policies rather than mediation or reconstruction after the conflict ensues. Policies include democratization, reforming institutions, strengthening civil society, improving the state's administrative capability, agrarian reform, accelerating economic growth through stabilization and adjustment, reducing inequalities, and redesigning aid to be more stable.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333964385
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 342
  • Lexile: 1540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

E. Wayne Nafziger is University Distinguished Professor of Economics at Kansas State University.

Raimo Väyrynen is Professor of Government and International Studies and Director, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Preventing Humanitarian Emergencies: Asking the Questions--E. Wayne Nafziger
• The Political Economy of Preventing Humanitarian Emergencies--E. Wayne Nafziger
Part I: International Economic Responses
• Macroeconomic Stabilization and Structural Adjustment--Christopher Cramer & John Weeks
• Global Linkages and Vulnerable Economies--Valpy FitzGerald
Part II: Domestic Economic Responses
• State Legitimacy, Tax Reform, and the Provision of Basic Services--John Toye
• Agrarian Reform, Land Redistribution, and Small-farm Policy--R.A. Berry
• Protecting Environmental Resources and Preventing Land Degradation--Gaim Kibreab
Part III: Governmental and Nongovernmental Strategies
• Preventing Humanitarian Emergencies: Human Security and Strategic Action--Raimo Väyrynen
• Democratization and Institutional Reform--Richard Sandbrook
• Donor Governments--Helge Hveem
• Transnational Nongovernmental Organizations--William E. DeMars
• Multilateral Military Responses--Thomas G. Weiss
• Human Rights--Andrew Clapham
• The Geopolitics of Mercy: Humanitarianism in the Age of Globalization--Antonio Donini
• Conclusion: Lessons for Preventative Action--Raimo Väyrynen

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