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The Resource Humanitarian negotiations revealed : the MSF experience, Claire Magone, Michael Neuman and Fabrice Weissman, editors

Humanitarian negotiations revealed : the MSF experience, Claire Magone, Michael Neuman and Fabrice Weissman, editors

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Humanitarian negotiations revealed : the MSF experience
Title
Humanitarian negotiations revealed
Title remainder
the MSF experience
Statement of responsibility
Claire Magone, Michael Neuman and Fabrice Weissman, editors
Contributor
Editor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. --
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Dewey number
361.26
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Magone, Claire
  • Neuman, Michael
  • Weissman, Fabrice
  • Médecins sans frontières (Association)
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  • Medical assistance
  • Public health
  • Humanitarian assistance
Label
Humanitarian negotiations revealed : the MSF experience, Claire Magone, Michael Neuman and Fabrice Weissman, editors
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn751745113
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 287 pages
Isbn
9781849041621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)751745113
Label
Humanitarian negotiations revealed : the MSF experience, Claire Magone, Michael Neuman and Fabrice Weissman, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn751745113
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 287 pages
Isbn
9781849041621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)751745113

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