The Thin Blue Line: How Humanitarianism Went to War Paperback – 1 Jun 2010
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Fascinating and important ... rigorous and nuanced. --Steven Poole, Guardian
Poised to influence debate ... Foleys treatment of the courts legal issues is informed and direct. --New York Times Book Review
Foley provides a very useful, and alternative, review of the roots of contemporary political humanitarianism. --Maria Ryan, Journal of American Studies
About the Author
A humanitarian aid worker, Conor Foley has worked for a variety of human rights and humanitarian aid organizations, including Liberty, Amnesty International and the UNHCR, in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. His books include Combating Torture: a manual for judges and prosecutors (2003).
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A few examples of Foley's contribution to the debate may be helpful:
* The author reviews the traditional role of humanitarian organizations and their tendency toward neutrality in order to accomplish their goals. He then explains how that neutrality has been co-opted by a political humanitarianism favoring intervention.
* He examines how the policies of the UK government evolved under Tony Blair to abandon multilateralism in favor of liberal interventionism and a special relationship with "the world's strongest state."
* He explains how the humanitarian effort in Afghanistan "joined the wider counter-insurgency effort." And he laments that he and his colleagues had not signed up for such a role.Read more ›