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Title Humanitarianism in question : politics, power, ethics / edited by Michael Barnett and Thomas G. Weiss
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 303 pages) : illustrations
Series Cornell paperbacks
Cornell paperbacks.
Contents Humanitarianism : a brief history of the present / Michael Barnett and Thomas G. Weiss -- The rise of emergency relief aid / James D. Fearon -- The imperative to reduce suffering : charity, progress, and emergencies in the field of humanitarian action / Craig Calhoun -- Saying "no" to Wal-Mart? : money and morality in professional humanitarianism / Stephen Hopgood -- Humanitarian organizations : accountable -- why, to whom, for what, and how? / Janice Gross Stein -- The grand strategies of humanitarianism / Michael Barnett and Jack Snyder -- The power of holding humanitarianism hostage and the myth of protective principles / Laura Hammond -- Sacrifice, triage, and global humanitarianism / Peter Redfield -- The distributive commitments of international NGOs / Jennifer C. Rubenstein -- Humanitarianism as a scholarly vocation / Michael Barnett -- Humanitarianism and practitioners : social science matters / Peter J. Hoffman and Thomas G. Weiss
Summary This volume addresses the humanitarian identity crisis, including humanitarianism's relationship to accountability, great powers, privatization and corporate philanthropy, warlords, and the ethical evaluations that inform life-and-death decision making during and after emergencies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Humanitarian assistance.
Humanitarianism.
International relief.
Form Electronic book
Author Barnett, Michael N., 1960-
Weiss, Thomas G. (Thomas George), 1946-
LC no. 2007036965
ISBN 0801461537 (electronic bk.)
9780801461538 (electronic bk.)
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(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)