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Humanitarianism : A Dictionary of Concepts - Tim Allen


A Dictionary of Concepts

By: Tim Allen (Editor), Anna MacDonald (Editor), Henry Radice (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd July 2018
ISBN: 9781857432817
Number Of Pages: 366

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The field of humanitarianism is characterised by profound uncertainty, by a constant need to respond to the unpredictable, and by concepts and practices that often defy simple or straightforward explanation. Humanitarians often find themselves not just engaged in the pursuit of effective action, but also in a quest for meaning. That is the starting point for this book.

Humanitarian action has in recent years confronted geopolitical challenges that have upended much of its conventional modus operandi and presented threats to its foundational assumptions and legal frameworks. The critical interrogation of the purpose, practice and future of humanitarian action has yielded a rich new field of enquiry, humanitarian studies, and many thoughtful books, articles and reports. So, the question arose as to the most useful way to provide a critical overview that might serve to bring some definitional clarity as well as analytical rigor to the waves of critique and shifting sands of humanitarian action.

Humanitarianism: A Dictionary of Concepts provides an authoritative analysis that attempts to rethink, rather than merely problematize or define the issues at stake in contemporary humanitarian debates. It is an important moment to do so. Just about every tenet of humanitarianism is currently open to question as never before.


Accountability - Bayard Roberts Humanitarian Advocacy - Duncan Green Arenas - Dorothea Hilhorst Camps - Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock and Katy Long Communication - Shani Orgad Epidemics - Gillian McKay and Melissa Parker Faith, Aid and Global Governance - Jonathan C. Agensky Famine - Alex de Waal Genocide - Tim Allen and Elizabeth Storer Humanitarianism - Tim Allen Humanity - Henry Radice International Humanitarian Law - Rebecca Sutton and Orly Stern Intervention - Chris Brown Justice - Anna Macdonald Medical Humanitarianism - Tim Allen Memory - Rachel Ibreck Migration - Ruben Andersson Post-humanitarianism - Lilie Chouliaraki Prevention: The Challenge of Theory and Practice - Tatiana Carayannis and Sabrina Stein Resources - Koen Vlassenroot, Jeroen Cuvelier and Bruno De Cordier Responsibility to Protect - Kirsten Ainley Terrorism - Stuart Gordon Violence against Women - Christine Chinkin War and Humanitarianism - Mary Kaldor

ISBN: 9781857432817
ISBN-10: 1857432819
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 3rd July 2018
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1