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The Resource The Routledge companion to humanitarian action, edited by Roger Mac Ginty and Jenny H Peterson

The Routledge companion to humanitarian action, edited by Roger Mac Ginty and Jenny H Peterson

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The Routledge companion to humanitarian action
Title
The Routledge companion to humanitarian action
Statement of responsibility
edited by Roger Mac Ginty and Jenny H Peterson
Title variation
Companion to humanitarian action
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
'The Routledge companion to humanitarian action' addresses the political, ethical, legal and practical issues which influence reactions to humanitarian crisis. It does so by exploring the daily dilemmas faced by a range of actors, including policy makers, aid workers, the private sector and the beneficiaries of aid, and by challenging common perceptions regarding humanitarian crisis and the policies put in place to address these. Through such explorations, it provides practitioners and scholars with the knowledge needed to both understand and improve upon current forms of humanitarian action. The Companion will be of use to those interested a range of humanitarian programmes ranging from emergency medical assistance, military interventions, managing refugee flows and the implementation of international humanitarian law. As opposed to addressing specific programmes, it explores five themes that are central to understanding and engaging in all modes of humanitarian action. The first section explores varying interpretations of humanitarianism, including critical historical and political-economic explanations as well as more practice based explorations focused on notions needs assessments and evaluation. Following this, readers will be exposed to the latest debates on a range of humanitarian principles including neutrality and sovereignty, before exploring the key issues faced by the main actors involved in humanitarian crisis (from international NGOs to local community based organizations). The final two sections address what are seen as key dilemmas in regards to humanitarian action and emerging trends in the humanitarian system, including the increasing role of social media in responding to crises.--
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1970-
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Mac Ginty, Roger
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Peterson, Jenny H
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  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Disaster relief
  • Disaster relief
  • Non-governmental organizations
Label
The Routledge companion to humanitarian action, edited by Roger Mac Ginty and Jenny H Peterson
Instantiates
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.
Contents
I. Interpretations -- II. Principles -- III. Actors -- IV. Dilemmas -- V. Trends
Control code
FIEb17694206
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 458 pages
Isbn
9780203753422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 18482427
  • (OCoLC)902986039
Label
The Routledge companion to humanitarian action, edited by Roger Mac Ginty and Jenny H Peterson
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.
Contents
I. Interpretations -- II. Principles -- III. Actors -- IV. Dilemmas -- V. Trends
Control code
FIEb17694206
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 458 pages
Isbn
9780203753422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 18482427
  • (OCoLC)902986039

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