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Sustainable Development and Our Obligations to Future Generations

Wilfred Beckerman

in Fairness and Futurity: Essays on Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294894
eISBN:
9780191599064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294891.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Wilfred Beckerman argues that the answer to the sustainability question, ‘what to sustain?’, should not be restricted to some category of the environment, but should refer to the political and social ... More


Intergenerational Equity

Wilfred Beckerman and Joanna Pasek

in Justice, Posterity, and the Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245086
eISBN:
9780191598784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245088.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Discusses one principle that has been suggested as a guide to the way we ought to take account of the interests of future generations, namely the principle of intergenerational ‘equity’ and its ... More


International Justice and Sharing the Burden of Environmental Protection

Wilfred Beckerman and Joanna Pasek

in Justice, Posterity, and the Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245086
eISBN:
9780191598784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245088.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Some current environmental problems are global and have public good elements that raise, in an acute form, the question of how the costs of a collective effort from which the world as a whole will ... More


Vietnam's Intervention in Cambodia: The Triumph of Realism Over Common Humanity?

Nicholas J. Wheeler

in Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253104
eISBN:
9780191600302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253102.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Investigates why Vietnam was so heavily sanctioned for its use of force against the murderous regime of Pol Pot. The reactions of other states reflected the domination of a pluralist conception of ... More


The Post‐Cold War Era and the UNHCR Under Sadako Ogata

Gil Loescher

in The UNHCR and World Politics: A Perilous Path

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246915
eISBN:
9780191599781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246912.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The 1990s ushered in a new era in which humanitarian issues played a historically unprecedented role in international politics. Refugee movements in northern Iraq, Somalia, former Yugoslavia, and ... More


Children as Victims: The Moral Economy of Childhood in the Times of AIDS

Didier Fassin

in When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157382
eISBN:
9781400846801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157382.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the politics of childhood in the context of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. It employs the concept of “moral economy” to address the ways in which the tragedy of orphanhood became ... More


Conclusion

Webb Keane

in Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167732
eISBN:
9781400873593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter discusses the universal aspirations of contemporary human rights and humanitarian movements and the problems that they face. The human rights movement aims to realize the ... More


Rethinking Christianity and Colonialism in the Wake of Total War

Elizabeth E. Prevost

in The Communion of Women: Missions and Gender in Colonial Africa and the British Metropole

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570744
eISBN:
9780191722097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570744.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter places Anglican missionary feminism in the broader context of internationalism and anti‐imperialism between the wars. In the wake of the destruction of the First World War, missionaries ... More


The Role of the Dominions in British POW Policy

Neville Wylie

in Barbed Wire Diplomacy: Britain, Germany, and the Politics of Prisoners of War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547593
eISBN:
9780191720581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547593.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter takes a broad view of British POW policy‐making over the war by highlighting the part played by the Dominion governments. It shows how the Dominions came, over time, to acknowledge their ... More


Displacing Human Rights: War and Intervention in Northern Uganda

Adam Branch

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782086
eISBN:
9780199919130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782086.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Western intervention has become a ubiquitous feature of violent conflict in Africa. Humanitarian aid agencies, community peacebuilders, microcredit promoters, children’s rights activists, the World ... More


Two Faces of Faith

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

in Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166094
eISBN:
9781400873814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166094.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces the “two faces of faith” discourse that shapes the contemporary global governance of religious diversity. It explains how this discourse shapes contemporary international ... More


Epilogue

Davide Rodogno

in Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire, 1815-1914

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151335
eISBN:
9781400840014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151335.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This epilogue discusses the European powers' humanitarian interventions from the interwar period and since 1989. It first considers the massacres, atrocities, and other abuses committed during World ... More


Introduction

Adam Branch

in Displacing Human Rights: War and Intervention in Northern Uganda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782086
eISBN:
9780199919130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782086.003.0000
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The introduction presents the dominant image informing Western intervention in Africa: helpless African victims in need of external saviors. It shows how this image, as it motivates interventionist ... More


Humanitarianism, Violence, and the Camp

Adam Branch

in Displacing Human Rights: War and Intervention in Northern Uganda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782086
eISBN:
9780199919130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782086.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 3 addresses the politics of relief aid distribution as it has been reframed within a human rights-based approach. The chapter explicates the epistemology, techniques, and effects of relief ... More


Ethics in Translation: Principles and Power in the Philanthropic Encounter

Alex de Waal

in Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199739073
eISBN:
9780199855872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739073.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter takes an anthropological look at the principles, institutions, and practices of humanitarianism. The chapter finds that the ethics and norms inherent in the humanitarian encounter ... More


Conclusion: Complicity is as Complicity Does

Chiara Lepora and Robert E. Goodin

in On Complicity and Compromise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199677900
eISBN:
9780191757273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677900.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter concludes, summarizing the book. Good intentions are not enough; it matters morally what happens in consequence. Complicity makes a potential causal contribution to the wrongdoing of ... More


Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Jonathan Benthall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book is the fruit of twenty years’ reflection on Islamic charities, both in practical terms and as a key to understand the crisis in contemporary Islam. On the one hand Islam is undervalued as a ... More


Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Kristen E. Cheney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437408
eISBN:
9780226437682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437682.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The African HIV/AIDS pandemic has defined the childhoods of an entire generation. Many children have lost their parents to AIDS while HIV-infected children are now surviving thanks to life-saving ... More


Cosmopolitanisms

Bruce Robbins, Paulo Lemos Horta, and Kwame Anthony Appiah (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479829682
eISBN:
9781479839681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829682.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Cosmopolitanism is less an ideal than a description. It merely assumes that wherever and whenever history has set peoples in motion across national boundaries, sometimes by force, many of them and ... More


Introduction: The Secularization and Sanctification of Humanitarianism

Michael Barnett and Janice Gross Stein

in Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916023
eISBN:
9780199950447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916023.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter explores the relationship between the secular and the religious worlds. It first examines secularism and humanitarianism, and identifies the reasons why religious-based ... More


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