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- DescriptionWhile humanitarianism is unquestionably a fast-growing subject of practitioner and scholarly engagement, much discussion about it is predicated on a dangerous dichotomy between 'aid givers' and 'relief takers' that largely misrepresents the negotiated nature of the humanitarian enterprise. To highlight the tension between these relationships, this book focuses on the 'humanitarian spaces' and the dynamics of 'humanitarian diplomacy' (both 'local' and 'global') that sustain them. It gathers key voices to provide a critical analysis of international theory, geopolitics and dilemmas underpinning the negotiation of relief. Offering up-to-date examples from cases such as Kosovo and the Tsunami, or ongoing crises like Haiti, Libya, Darfur and Somalia, the contributors analyse the complexity of humanitarian diplomacy and the multiplicity of geographies and actors involved in it. By investigating the transformations that both diplomacy and humanitarianism are undergoing, the authors prompt us towards a critical and eclectic understanding of the dialectics of humanitarian space. Negotiating Relief aims to present humanitarianism t only as a relief delivery mechanism but also as a phemen in dialogue with both localised crises and global politics.
- Author BiographyMichele Acuto is Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford's Programme for the Future of Cities, Research Fellow at the University of Southern California's Centre on Public Diplomacy, and Contributing Editor for the Diplomatic Courier.
- PublisherC Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication31/12/2013
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintC Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight476 g
- Width137 mm
- Height213 mm
- Spine23 mm
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