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Emergence of Informal Groups of States

Jochen Prantl

in The UN Security Council and Informal Groups of States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287680
eISBN:
9780191603723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287686.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the question of what triggered the emergence of informal groups of states in the form of the advisory committees in the 1950s, and argues that their establishment has to be seen ... More


Conclusion: Humanitarian Intervention after 11 September

Jennifer M. Welsh

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter assesses the debate over humanitarian intervention in the light of the events of September 11, 2001. On the one hand, it can be argued that 9/11 has reversed the momentum ... More


Seizing the Initiative

Michael Banton

in International Action against Racial Discrimination

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280613
eISBN:
9780191598760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280610.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

With the election of new members in 1988 and with changes in external circumstances, CERD was able to take positive steps to improve its working methods and to agree that it would issue ‘concluding ... More


Reaction and Inattention Within the US Government

Arthur C. Helton

in The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250318
eISBN:
9780191599477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250316.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

As evidenced in US government responses to humanitarian emergencies over the past decade, humanitarian considerations are often not taken into account sufficiently in military and political planning ... More


The Cold War Origins of the UNHCR Under Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart

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:
10.1093/0199246912.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

UNHCR was created with a mandate for refugee protection and to provide solutions to refugee problems, but with practically no funds with which to carry out these functions. Despite the inauspicious ... More


Critique of Security

Mark Neocleous

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633289
eISBN:
9780748671984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633289.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The contemporary political imagination and social landscape are saturated by the idea of security and thoughts of insecurity. This saturation has been accompanied by the emergence of a minor industry ... More


Jus in Bello, Guantanamo Bay, and the War on Terror

Alia Brahimi

in Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Examining questions of jus in bello, this chapter begins by applying the principles of proportionality and discrimination to the invasion of Iraq. The analysis then focuses on the Bush ... More


Faith in the Machine?: Humanitarianism in an Age of Bureaucratization

Michael Barnett

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/9780199916023.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the relationship between the profane and the sacred and views it in the context of a rationalizing and increasingly pragmatic humanitarianism. It notes the changes that have ... More


In Search of Durable Solutions

Claudena M. Skran

in Refugees in Inter-War Europe: The Emergence of a Regime

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273929
eISBN:
9780191684081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273929.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter scrutinizes the role of the international refugee regime on the provision of durable solutions for refugee problem worldwide. A durable solution is in stark contrast with emergency ... More


Emergency? What Emergency?

Mark Neocleous

in Critique of Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633289
eISBN:
9780748671984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633289.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Building on the discussion of prerogative in the previous chapter, Chapter 2 offers a critique of the political discourse of ‘exception’. The chapter argues that the way to understand the politics of ... More


The Second War, November 1950–July 1951

Larry Blomstedt

in Truman, Congress, and Korea: The Politics of America's First Undeclared War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166117
eISBN:
9780813166391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166117.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

China’s entry into the conflict in November 1950 created a new phase of the war lasting until the beginning of the armistice talks the following July. This “new war” created a severe test of ... More


‘The Supreme Concept of Bourgeois Society’: Liberalism and the Technique of Security

Mark Neocleous

in Critique of Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633289
eISBN:
9780748671984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633289.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter challenges the liberal treatment of security and liberty. Rather than a mythical liberal ‘balance’ between security and liberty, the chapter argues that liberalism has in fact always ... More


Natural Disasters and Alternative Modes of Governance: The Role of Social Networks and Crowdsourcing Platforms in Russia

Gregory Asmolov

in Bits and Atoms: Information and Communication Technology in Areas of Limited Statehood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199941599
eISBN:
9780199349517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199941599.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

The chapter explores the role of ICT for emergency response in areas of limited statehood. It addresses whether ICT can make the crowd not only a resource for emergency response but also an actor in ... More


The Rise and Decline of a Global Security Actor: UNHCR, Refugee Protection and Security

Anne Hammerstad

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199213085
eISBN:
9780191746673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213085.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book investigates the rise of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as a global security actor, following the refugee agency through some of the past two decades’ major ... More


Concentrated Power Breeds Corruption, Repression, and Resistance

Ann M. Lesch

in Arab Spring in Egypt: Revolution and Beyond (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165368
eISBN:
9781617971365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165368.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the causes of the uprising, addressing the concentration of power in the hands of the president, the violence unleashed by security forces under the cover of the State of ... More


Conclusion

Anne Hammerstad

in The Rise and Decline of a Global Security Actor: UNHCR, Refugee Protection and Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199213085
eISBN:
9780191746673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213085.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter sums up the book’s findings. Main themes include: the mapping of UNHCR’s remarkable discursive evolution over six decades, and how such discursive changes interacted with UNHCR’s ... More


Tropical transitions in colonial counter-insurgency: From Malayan Emergency to post-colonial partnership

Karl Hack

in At the End of Military Intervention: Historical, Theoretical and Applied Approaches to Transition, Handover and Withdrawal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198725015
eISBN:
9780191792472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725015.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter asks how far ‘colonial transitioning’ can provide insights for contemporary conflicts. It demonstrates how ‘transitioning’ in the Malayan Emergency of 1948–60 was deep-rooted, with key ... More


Coping with Public Health Emergencies of International Concern

Iris Hunger

in The Rise and Decline of the Post-Cold War International Order

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828945
eISBN:
9780191867422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828945.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter looks at the part of international order relating to surveillance and response to public health emergencies of international concern, which in turn forms part of the broader partial ... More


Narrow Versus Comprehensive Justification in Humanitarian Aid: A Case Study of the CERF

Alexander Brown

in International Development and Human Aid: Principles, Norms and Institutions for the Global Sphere

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414470
eISBN:
9781474427005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414470.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a more comprehensive justification of the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) by supplementing conventional justifications with one of two fundamental principles of global ... More


Natural Disaster Prevention and Response

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser and Ban Ki-Moon

Shara Kay (ed.)

in A Year at the Helm of the United Nations General Assembly: A Vision for our Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479862009
eISBN:
9781479841851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479862009.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses United Nations role in disaster prevention and response. The UN system, through the Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian ... More


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