The politics of protection : the limits of humanitarian action /

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Author / Creator:Ferris, Elizabeth G., author.
Imprint:Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2011.
Description:1 online resource (xvii, 359 pages)
Subject:Humanitarian intervention.
Humanitarian assistance.
LAW -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Diplomacy.
Humanitarian assistance.
Humanitarian intervention.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Summary:"Examines the evolution of the international community's understanding and commitment to the concept of 'humanitarian protection, ' focusing on the inconsistencies inherent in responses from Rwanda to Katrina in order to demonstrate the challenges and limitations of protecting future vulnerable populations from war and natural disasters"--Provided by publisher.
Other form:Print version: Ferris, Elizabeth G. Politics of protection. Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2011 9780815721376
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Table of Contents:
  • Humanitarian principles and international law
  • Human rights and protection
  • Protection and humanitarian assistance : communities and governments
  • The UN and NGOs in humanitarian operations
  • Global governance
  • Humanitarian dilemmas
  • Natural disasters and protection
  • Paying for protection : humanitarian financing
  • Future challenges for humanitarian actors
  • Concluding observations and recommendations.