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The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason

Monika Krause

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226131221
eISBN:
9780226131535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131535.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Since the late 1980s humanitarianism – the immediate relief of suffering in the name of respect for human dignity – has come to dominate western responses to distant suffering. Whether it is a sudden ... More


In Pursuit of the Good Project

Monika Krause

in The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226131221
eISBN:
9780226131535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131535.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter asks how managers in humanitarian relief NGOs make decisions about where to go and whom to help. Humanitarian relief NGOs are committed to serving people “according to need”, without ... More


Introduction

Monika Krause

in The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226131221
eISBN:
9780226131535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131535.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses humanitarian relief NGOs as one of the key mediating forces between Western audiences and distant suffering. It introduces the role fields of practice can play in governance ... More


Conclusion

Monika Krause

in The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226131221
eISBN:
9780226131535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131535.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter summarises the argument of the book and returns to the questions about global order raised in the introduction from the perspective of the sociology of fields of specialised practice. It ... More


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