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Reflections on Humanitarian Action: Principles, Ethics and Contradictions (Transnational Institute) [Paperback]

Humanitarian Studies Unit

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20 April 2001 Transnational Institute
Humanitarian action has become a subject for serious debate in light of recent conflicts across the globe. The debacle in Somalia, the policy of intervention in Bosnia, and domestic conflicts in the West over intervention in Kosovo have given rise to many complex questions surrounding humanitarian action. The contributors to this volume provide a systematic overview of the issues involved from a wide range of viewpoints.

The book examines the central problems of humanitarian action: the judicial question and the right to humanitarian assistance; the ethical framework of humanitarian action; the challenge of coordination of all the actors involved in humanitarian action; the recipients in the aid chain; the link between aid, development and emergency action; the role of the media; and a practical evaluation of Operation Lifeline Sudan.

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Adam Roberts is a Professor at Oxford University. Joana Abrisketa is Xabier Etxeberria is a theorist. Francisco Rey is David Sogge is the author of Structurally Adjusted Africa. Alexander Ramsbotham is a senior member of Peace Studies in Bradford. Marraino Aguirre is a long time and senior member of TNI who runs his own publishing and his own peace organisation

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This is a great book; I read it and cited it several times in my MA dissertation on impartiality and neutrality in relief work.
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