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The Resource Understanding the humanitarian world, Daniel Maxwell and Kirsten Heidi Gelsdorf

Understanding the humanitarian world, Daniel Maxwell and Kirsten Heidi Gelsdorf

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Understanding the humanitarian world
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Understanding the humanitarian world
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Daniel Maxwell and Kirsten Heidi Gelsdorf
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eng
Summary
Conflict and disaster have been part of human history for as long as it has been recorded. Over time, more mechanisms for responding to crises have developed and become more systematized. Today a large and complex `global humanitarian response system' made up of a multitude of local, national and international actors carries out a wide variety of responses. Understanding this intricate system, and the forces that shape it, are the core focus of this book. Daniel G Maxwell and Kirsten Gelsdorf highlight the origins, growth, and specific challenges to, humanitarian action and examine why the contemporary system functions as it does. They outline the main actors, explore how they are organised and look at the ways they plan and carry out their operations. Interrogating major contemporary debates and controversies in the humanitarian system, and the reasons why actions undertaken in its name remain the subject of so much controversy, they provide an important overview of the contemporary humanitarian system and the ways it may develop in the future. This book offers a nuanced understanding of the way humanitarian action operates in the 21st century. It will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in international human rights law, disaster management and international relations. --
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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Gelsdorf, Kirsten Heidi
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Global institutions
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  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Humanitarianism
  • World politics
  • World politics
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Understanding the humanitarian world, Daniel Maxwell and Kirsten Heidi Gelsdorf
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-184) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
The origins of contemporary humanitarian action : from the early beginnings to World War II -- Humanitarian action in the Cold War and its aftermath -- Humanitarian action in the twenty-first century -- Contemporary humanitarian actors -- Contemporary humanitarian architecture and action -- Changes in policy and practice -- Unresolved (and unresolvable?) : understanding the humanitarian world in the twenty-first century
Control code
on1082970369
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 202 pages
Isbn
9780815384755
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1082970369
Label
Understanding the humanitarian world, Daniel Maxwell and Kirsten Heidi Gelsdorf
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-184) 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
The origins of contemporary humanitarian action : from the early beginnings to World War II -- Humanitarian action in the Cold War and its aftermath -- Humanitarian action in the twenty-first century -- Contemporary humanitarian actors -- Contemporary humanitarian architecture and action -- Changes in policy and practice -- Unresolved (and unresolvable?) : understanding the humanitarian world in the twenty-first century
Control code
on1082970369
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 202 pages
Isbn
9780815384755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1082970369

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