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Humanitarian Challenges And Intervention : Second Edition - Cindy Collins

Humanitarian Challenges And Intervention

Second Edition

Paperback Published: 29th August 2000
ISBN: 9780813367996
Number Of Pages: 243

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There are two distinct contemporary challenges to the relief of war-induced human suffering--one within the institutions that make up the international humanitarian system, the other on the ground in war zones. Varied interests, resources, and organizational structures within institutions hamper the effectiveness of efforts on behalf of war victims. And at the same time, on the ground, there are ethical, legal, and operational challenges and dilemmas that require actors continually to choose a course of action with associated necessary evils. Humanitarian challenges and intervention concerns within the international humanitarian system--combined with the domestic context of armed conflicts--often yield policies that do not serve the immediate requirements of victims for relief, protection of rights, stabilization, and reconstruction. Based on compelling, up-to-date case studies of the post-Cold War experience in Central America, northern Iraq, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, and the African Great Lakes, the authors Thomas G. Weiss and Cindy Collins make recommendations for a more effective international humanitarian system.

Evolution of the humanitarian idea; actors and arenas; operational dilemmas and challenges; current international-policy choices; immediate improvements for the post-Cold War humanitarian system.

ISBN: 9780813367996
ISBN-10: 0813367999
Series: Dilemmas in World Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 243
Published: 29th August 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 14.96  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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