Humanitarian Challenges and Intervention
World Politics and the Dilemmas of Help 2nd Revised edition
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Humanitarian Challenges and Intervention by Thomas G. Weiss
Book DescriptionThere are two distinct contemporary challenges to the relief of war-induced human suffering--one within the institutions that make up the international humanitarian system, the other on the ground in war zones. Varied interests, resources, and organizational structures within institutions hamper the effectiveness of efforts on behalf of war victims. And at the same time, on the ground, there are ethical, legal, and operational challenges and dilemmas that require actors continually to choose a course of action with associated necessary evils. Humanitarian challenges and intervention concerns within the international humanitarian system--combined with the domestic context of armed conflicts--often yield policies that do not serve the immediate requirements of victims for relief, protection of rights, stabilization, and reconstruction. Based on compelling, up-to-date case studies of the post-Cold War experience in Central America, northern Iraq, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, and the African Great Lakes, the authors Thomas G. Weiss and Cindy Collins make recommendations for a more effective international humanitarian system.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813367996
(229mm x 153mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thomas G. Weiss
What's Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix it, Hardback (August 2016)
Seven decades after its establishment, the United Nations and its system of related organizations and programs are perpetually in crisis.
United Nations and Changing World Politics, Paperback (August 2016)
Explores seven turbulent decades of UN politics through three critical themes of international relations.
Humanitarian Intervention, Paperback (March 2016)View all books by Thomas G. Weiss
A singular development in 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 Libya to Cote d'Ivoire, soldiers have rescued civilians in some of the world's most notorious war zones.
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Author Biography - Thomas G. Weiss
Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York where he is also one of the directors of the UN Intellectual History Project and one of the editors of "Global Governance." Cindy Collins is an independent consultant and a graduate student in Brown University's Department of Political Science.
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