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Author Hilhorst, Dorothea.

Title Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises : Everyday Politics of Crisis Response
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (302 pages)
Series Routledge Humanitarian Studies
Routledge humanitarian studies series.
Contents Cover; Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Disaster, conflict and society in crises: Everyday politics of crisis response; Part I Policy speak and practice; 2 Discourses of war, peace and peacebuilding in Sri Lanka; 3 The political history of disaster management in Mozambique; 4 The de-disasterisation of food crises: Structural reproduction or change in policy development and response options? A case study from Ethiopia; 5 The politics of 'catastrophization'
11 Humanitarian space as arena: A perspective on the everyday politics of aid12 The politics of peacebuilding through strengthening civil society; 13 The everyday politics of disaster risk reduction in Central Java, Indonesia; 14 Post-conflict recovery and linking relief, rehabilitation and development in Angola:From crisis to normality?; 15 Doing good/being nice? Aid legitimacy and mutual imaging of aid workers and aid recipients; Index
Part II Institutions and institutional multiplicity6 Conflict, governance and institutional multiplicity: Parallel governance in Kosovoand Chiapas, Mexico; 7 Two decades of ordering refugees: The development of institutional multiplicity in Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp; 8 Conflict minerals in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Planned interventions and unexpected outcomes; 9 Institutional multiplicity in post-conflict reconstruction: The case of a local churchin Bunjei, Angola; 10 Flying below the radar: Inter-ethnic marriages in Sri Lanka's war zone; Part III Arenas of interventions
Summary Humanitarian crises - resulting from conflict, natural disaster or political collapse - are usually perceived as a complete break from normality, spurring special emergency policies and interventions. In reality, there are many continuities and discontinuities between crisis and normality. What does this mean for our understanding of politics, aid, and local institutions during crises? This book examines this question from a sociological perspective. This book provides a qualitative inquiry into the social and political dynamics of local institutional response, international policy and aid
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Subject Crises -- Political aspects
Disaster relief -- Political aspects
Disasters -- Political aspects
Humanitarian assistance -- Political aspects
Crises -- Political aspects.
Disaster relief -- Political aspects.
Humanitarian assistance -- Political aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1136179429