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Author Weiss, Thomas G. (Thomas George), 1946-

Title Humanitarian Business
Published Oxford : Wiley, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (250 pages)
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Abbreviations; About the Author; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Responding to Humanitarian Demands; 2. The Contemporary Landscape: Need and Greed; 3. Coordination vs. Competition in an Unregulated Market; 4. Market Distortions from Above and Below; 5. The Push and Pull of Coming to the Rescue; 6. What Next?; Notes; Suggested Reading; Index
Summary With some 50 billion people living under duress and threatened by wars and disasters in 2012, the demand for relief worldwide has reached unprecedented levels. Humanitarianism is now a multi-billion dollar enterprise, and aid agencies are obliged to respond to a range of economic forces in order to 'stay in business'. In his customarily hard-hitting analysis, Thomas G. Weiss offers penetrating insights into the complexities and challenges of the contemporary humanitarian marketplace. In addition to changing political and military conditions that generate demand for aid, private sup
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Form Electronic book
ISBN 0745676596