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Humanitarian Action and the Neglect of Education

Dana Burde

in Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169288
eISBN:
9780231537513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169288.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the neglect of education in dispensing humanitarian aid. While nearly all humanitarians believe that aid should be neutral or apolitical, they remain divided in terms of their ... More


Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

Dana Burde

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169288
eISBN:
9780231537513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169288.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Foreign-backed funding for education does not always stabilize a country and enhance its state-building efforts. This book shows how aid to education in Afghanistan bolstered conflict both ... More


Conflict transformation – towards a theoretical framework

Buchanan Sandra

in Transforming conflict through social and economic development: Practice and policy lessons from Northern Ireland and the Border Counties

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719088230
eISBN:
9781781706879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088230.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter provides some conceptual tools for thinking about/framing conflict transformation through social and economic development. It presents a theoretical exploration of conflict ... More


State Capacity and Aid Effectiveness in Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Mark McGillivray

in Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190246211
eISBN:
9780190638511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190246211.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Stronger states provide aid to weak, failing, or fragile states to help them establish and sustain peace, prevent their slide into civil collapse, and achieve sustainable growth and development over ... More


Somalia and External Intervention in the Greater Horn of Africa: 1970–2010

Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid

in Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011–12

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190499389
eISBN:
9780190638559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499389.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter puts the famine of 2011 in the context of Somalia’s recent history, the political economy of humanitarian aid in the Greater Horn of Africa, and Somalia’s protracted crisis of ... More


The Response of the (Western) International “Humanitarian Community”

Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid

in Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011–12

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190499389
eISBN:
9780190638559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499389.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter analyzes the response of the (mostly western, Nairobi-based) international humanitarian community. For months in late 2010 and early 2011, the response was limited and underfunded. Even ... More


Preventing Famine: An Unfinished Agenda?

Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid

in Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011–12

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190499389
eISBN:
9780190638559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499389.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter summarizes the rest of the book, and provides overall lessons learned from the famine and the crisis as a whole. It discusses the malaise of humanitarian action in Somalia and beyond, ... More


Tsunami’s Spin

Mohan K. Tikku

in After the Fall: Sri Lanka in Victory and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199463503
eISBN:
9780199086771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463503.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy, International Relations and Politics

The Chapter discusses how a natural calamity of unspeakable proportions could alter the trajectory of a long-running ethnic conflict. Western governments and the United Nations agencies permitted Sri ... More


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