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Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed

Author : Claire Magone
ISBN : 9781849045261
Genre : Political Science
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From international NGOs to UN agencies, from donors to observers of humanitarianism, opinion is unanimous: in a context of the alleged "clash of civilizations", our "humanitarian space" is shrinking. Put another way, the freedom of action and of speech of humanitarians is being eroded due to the radicalisation of conflicts and the reaffirmation of state sovereignty over aid actors and policies. The purpose of this book is to challenge this assumption through an analysis of the events that have marked MSF's history since 2003 (when MSF published its first general work on humanitarian action and its relationships with governments). It addresses the evolution of humanitarian goals, the resistance to these goals and the political arrangements that overcame this resistance (or that failed to do so). The contributors seek to analyse the political transactions and balances of power and interests that allow aid activities to move forward, but that are usually masked by the lofty rhetoric of "humanitarian principles". They focus on one key question: what is an acceptable compromise for MSF? This book seeks to puncture a number of the myths that have grown up over the forty years since MSF was founded and describes in detail how the ideals of humanitarian principles and "humanitarian space" operating in conflict zones are in reality illusory. How, in fact, it is the grubby negotiations with varying parties, each of whom have their own vested interests, that may allow organisations such as MSF to operate in a given crisis situation - or not.
Category: Political Science

Humanitarian Economics

Author : Gilles Carbonnier
ISBN : 9780190613129
Genre : Business & Economics
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While the booming humanitarian sector faces daunting challenges, humanitarian economics emerges as a new field of study and practice--one that encompasses the economics and political economy of war, disaster, terrorism and humanitarianism. Carbonnier's book is the first to present humanitarian economics to a wide readership, defining its parameters, explaining its utility and convincing us why it matters. Among the issues he discusses are: how are emotions and altruism incorporated within a rational-choice framework? How do the economics of war and terrorism inform humanitarians' negotiations with combatants, and shed light on the role of aid in conflict? What do catastrophe bonds and risk-linked securities hold for disaster response? As more actors enter the humanitarian marketplace (including private firms), Carbonnier's revealing portrayal is especially timely, as is his critique of the transformative power of crises.
Category: Business & Economics

Humanitarian Action

Author : Andrej Zwitter
ISBN : 9781107053533
Genre : Law
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The laws governing humanitarian action stand at the intersection of several fields of international law, regional agreements, soft law, and domestic law. Through in-depth case studies and analysis, expert scholars and practitioners shed light on the subject, and make sense of the various elements involved.
Category: Law

Humanitarian Negotiation

Author : Deborah Mancini-Griffoli
ISBN : UCSD:31822035703172
Genre : Humanitarian assistance
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Category: Humanitarian assistance

The State Of The World S Refugees 2012

Author : United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),
ISBN : UCSD:31822038711172
Genre : Law
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"The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees"--P. [1] of cover.
Category: Law

Saving Lives And Staying Alive

Author : Michael Neuman
ISBN : 1849046514
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Much like the large commercial companies, most humanitarian aid organizations now have departments specifically dedicated to protecting the security of their personnel and assets. The management of humanitarian security has gradually become the business of professionals who develop data collection systems, standardized procedures, norms, and training meant to prevent and manage risks. A large majority of aid agencies and security experts see these developments as inevitable - all the more so because of quantitative studies and media reports concluding that the dangers to which aid workers are today exposed are completely unprecedented. Yet, this trend towards professionalization is also raising questions within aid organizations, MSF included. Can insecurity be measured by scientific means and managed through norms and protocols? How does the professionalization of security affect the balance of power between field and headquarters, volunteers and the institution that employs them? What is its impact on the implementation of humanitarian organizations' social mission? Are there alternatives to the prevailing security model(s) derived from the corporate world? Building on MSF's experience and observations of the aid world by academics and practitioners, the authors of this book look at the drivers of the professionalization of humanitarian security and its impact on humanitarian practices, with a specific focus on Syria, CAR and kidnapping in the Caucasus.

Yearbook Of The United Nations

Author : United Nations
ISBN : UCSD:31822039136361
Genre : International agencies
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Issue for 1946-47 includes a summary of the organization's activities from its inception to July 1, 1947.
Category: International agencies

Humanitarian Work Psychology

Author : S. C Carr
ISBN : 9781137015228
Genre : Psychology
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Contextualizing Humanitarian work in history, justice, methods and professional ethics, this book articulates process skills for transformational partnerships between diverse organizations, motivating education, organisational learning and selecting the disaster workforce.
Category: Psychology

Mercenaries And Lyndon Johnson S More Flags

Author : Robert M. Blackburn
ISBN : UOM:39015054143626
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1964, U.S. President Johnson launched the "More Flags" (i.e., more countries at war in Vietnam) program. Soon the goal became direct: to hire mercenary troops.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Daily Report

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105217562698
Genre : Europe
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Category: Europe