Humanitarianism in the Modern World
  • Author : Norbert Götz
  • Release Date : 31 July 2020
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 13 : 9781108493529

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Book Description: A fresh look at two centuries of humanitarian history through a moral economy approach focusing on appeals, allocation, and accounting.

Humanitarianism in the Modern World

Humanitarianism in the Modern World

Author : Norbert Götz,Georgina Brewis,Steffen Werther
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : History
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A fresh look at two centuries of humanitarian history through a moral economy approach focusing on appeals, allocation, and accounting....

Bread from Stones

Bread from Stones

Author : Keith David Watenpaugh
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Genre : History
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Bread from Stones, a highly anticipated book from historian Keith David Watenpaugh, breaks new ground in analyzing the theory and practice of modern humanitarianism. Genocide and mass violence, human trafficking, and the forced displacement of millions in the early twentieth century Eastern Mediterranean form the background for this exploration of ...

Empire of Humanity

Empire of Humanity

Author : Michael Barnett
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Genre : Political Science
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Empire of Humanity explores humanitarianism’s remarkable growth from its humble origins in the early nineteenth century to its current prominence in global life. In contrast to most contemporary accounts of humanitarianism that concentrate on the last two decades, Michael Barnett ties the past to the present, connecting the antislavery ...

Humanitarianism and Human Rights

Humanitarianism and Human Rights

Author : Michael N. Barnett
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : History
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Explores the fluctuating relationship between human rights and humanitarianism and the changing nature of the politics and practices of humanity....

Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention in the 21st Century

Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention in the 21st Century

Author : Aiden Warren
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Genre : Law
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Since the end of the Cold War, humanitarian interventions have continued to evolve and respond to a wide range of political crises. These insightful essays focus on the challenges associated with interventions when facing conflict and human rights violations, unmitigated systematic violence, state re-building, human mobility and dislocation. Each chapter ...

Disquieting Gifts

Disquieting Gifts

Author : Erica Bornstein
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Genre : Social Science
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While most people would not consider sponsoring an orphan's education to be in the same category as international humanitarian aid, both acts are linked by the desire to give. Many studies focus on the outcomes of humanitarian work, but the impulses that inspire people to engage in the first place ...

Humanitarianism in the Modern World

Humanitarianism in the Modern World

Author : Norbert Götz,Georgina Brewis,Steffen Werther
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Fund raising
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"The book takes a fresh look at humanitarian action through the concept of moral economy. It suggests a revised periodisation of humanitarianism by analogy to politico-economic regimes, rather than geopolitical sequencing: moving from ad hoc humanitarianism (c. 1800-1900); to organised humanitarianism (c. 1900-70); and expressive humanitarianism (since c. 1970). It moves ...

Humanitarianism and Modern Culture

Humanitarianism and Modern Culture

Author : Keith Tester
Publisher : Penn State Press
Genre : Political Science
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It seems paradoxical that in the West the predominant mode of expressing concern about suffering in the Third World comes through participation in various forms of popular culture—such as buying tickets to a rock concert like Live Aid in 1985—rather than through political action based on expert knowledge. Keith ...

Making the World Safe

Making the World Safe

Author : Julia F. Irwin
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : History
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In Making the World Safe, historian Julia Irwin offers an insightful account of the American Red Cross, from its founding in 1881 by Clara Barton to its rise as the government's official voluntary aid agency. Equally important, Irwin shows that the story of the Red Cross is simultaneously a story of ...

Sacred Aid

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Author : Michael Barnett,Janice Gross Stein
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Political Science
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The global humanitarian movement, which originated within Western religious organizations in the early nineteenth century, has been of most important forces in world politics in advancing both human rights and human welfare. While the religious groups that founded the movement originally focused on conversion, in time more secular concerns came ...

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Humanitarian Photography

Author : Heide Fehrenbach,Davide Rodogno
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : History
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The historical evolution of 'humanitarian photography' - the mobilization of photography in the service of humanitarian initiatives across state boundaries....

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Author : Thomas G. Weiss
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Genre : Political Science
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A singular development of the post Cold-War era is the use of military force to protect human beings. From Rwanda to Kosovo, Sierra Leone to East Timor, and more recently Libya to Côte d'Ivoire, soldiers have rescued some civilians in some of the world's most notorious war zones. Could ...

Night on Earth

Night on Earth

Author : Davide Rodogno
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : History
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Reveals how international 'relief' and 'development' became intertwined in humanitarian programs in the Near East from 1918 to 1930....