The Humanitarian Enterprise: Dilemmas and Discoveries / Edition 1

The Humanitarian Enterprise: Dilemmas and Discoveries / Edition 1

by Larry Minear
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565491491

ISBN-13: 9781565491496

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.

* Epilogue discussing the international response to the terrorist attacks of 2001 and the war in Afghanistan
* A fundamental text about the future of humanitarianism in the twenty-first century

International humanitarian activities have grown enormously in scale over the past decade, and the complex links between humanitarian work and the worlds of politics

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Overview

* Epilogue discussing the international response to the terrorist attacks of 2001 and the war in Afghanistan
* A fundamental text about the future of humanitarianism in the twenty-first century

International humanitarian activities have grown enormously in scale over the past decade, and the complex links between humanitarian work and the worlds of politics and military engagement have become increasingly contested.

Larry Minear uncovers what international humanitarians—including the UN, national governments, the Red Cross, and many private relief and development agencies—have learned about performing humanitarian work well, and the arguments that remain unresolved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565491496
Publisher:
Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword – Dr. John Hammock

Humanitarian Action 1991-2001: A Comment – Ambassador Jan Eliasson; 1) The Setting and the Research; The First Post-Cold War decade; The Humanitarianism and War Project; Organization of the Volume; Acknowledgements; 2) Coordination; Elements; Obstacles; Dilemmas and Discoveries; 3) Human Rights; Conceptual Issues; Practical Applications; Dilemmas and Discoveries; 4) Strengthening Local Capacity; Conceptual Issues; Indispensability of Local Actors; Externality of the Humanitarian Enterprise; Getting the Balance Right; Dilemmas and Discoveries; 5) Humanitarian Politics; Politics and Neutrality) Conflicting Paradigms; Real-life Interactions; Advocacy and International Norms; Humanitarian Action and the Erosion of Sovereignty; Dilemmas and Discoveries; 6) Coercive Humanitarianism; The Use of Military Force for International Peace and Security; The Use of Military Force for Humanitarian Tasks; Economic Sanctions; Dilemmas and Discoveries; 7) Humanitarian Architecture; A Conceptual Framework; The Humanitarian Community; Other Actors; 8) Equipping the Enterprise; The Changing Scene; The Ingredients; Conflicting Views; Functioning Amid Conflicts; Obstacles and Incentives; Dilemmas and Discoveries; 9) The Dynamics of Institutional Change; The Process of Change; The Record; The Role of Policy Research; The Contribution of the Project; A Research Agenda for the Future; Concluding Reflections; Epilogue: Humanitarian Action in a Time of Terrorism

Appendix 1. Timeline of Recent Events with Significant Humanitarian Implications; Appendix 2. List of Project Publications; Appendix 3. Financial contributors; Appendix 4. Project-related Personnel

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