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From Famine Relief to ‘Humanitarian War’: The US and UN Intervention in Somalia

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:
10.1093/0199253102.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Analyses how the USA and UN came to intervene militarily in Somalia in 1992–94. It shows how the Security Council in Resolution 794 crossed the threshold on authorizing the use of force to end a ... More


Executive Summary: Main Findings

The Independent International Commission on Kosovo

in The Kosovo Report: Conflict, International Response, Lessons Learned

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243099
eISBN:
9780191599538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243093.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Presents the main findings of the report. It outlines the nature of the armed conflict in Kosovo, the early diplomatic efforts, the NATO intervention, the ensuing humanitarian crisis and the ... More


The Role of Spirituality in Humanitarian Crisis Survival and Recovery

Peter Walker, Dyan Mazurana, Amy Warren, George Scarlett, and Henry Louis

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/9780199916023.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the available knowledge on the relationship between well-being and spirituality, especially during traumatic environmental and humanitarian crises. It studies the evidence on ... More


Humanitarian Intervention

Gillian Brock

in Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230938
eISBN:
9780191710957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that military intervention to support the goals of global justice can be defensible in the extreme cases in which people's abilities to meet their most basic needs and protect ... More


Dealing with Human Rights Violations

Marc Weller

in Contested Statehood: Kosovo's Struggle for Independence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199566167
eISBN:
9780191705373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566167.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyses challenges posed to the international human rights regime by the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s. An introductory section outlines ... More


Cleaning Up the Cold War: Global Humanitarianism and the Infrastructure of Crisis Response

Peter Redfield

in Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262515788
eISBN:
9780262295710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262515788.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The two World Wars and the Cold War resulted in mass destruction across the globe and subsequent episodes of humanitarian crisis. This chapter explores the growth of the infrastructure to respond to ... More


Health in humanitarian crises

Mike Toole

in The Health of Refugees: Public Health Perspectives from Crisis to Settlement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198814733
eISBN:
9780191852459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814733.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The number of refugees and other displaced people, worldwide, is now at its highest level since World War II. Specific health considerations for those who are caught up in humanitarian crisis ... More


Research in crises: overcoming obstacles and lessons for the future

Rebecca F. Grais

in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: pathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789833
eISBN:
9780191831508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789833.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

At present, there is the highest number of displaced persons since World War II. Add to that the approximately one billion people living in so-designated fragile states, as well as multiple ... More


International interventions

Fiona Bloomer, Claire Pierson, and Sylvia Estrada Claudio

in Reimagining Global Abortion Politics: A Social Justice Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447340430
eISBN:
9781447340485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340430.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

International organisations play a role in challenging restricted access to abortion in national contexts. This chapter considers the use of human rights treaties and an analysis of how access to ... More


Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler's Europe

Emily Greble

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449215
eISBN:
9780801460739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449215.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

On April 15, 1941, Sarajevo fell to Germany's 16th Motorized Infantry Division. The city, along with the rest of Bosnia, was incorporated into the Independent State of Croatia, one of the most brutal ... More


The Global and Regional Dynamics of Humanitarian Aid in Rakhine State

Alistair D.B. Cook

in Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199461202
eISBN:
9780199086979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461202.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers the response of aid organisations, particularly faith-based organisations, to the humanitarian crisis of displacement in Rakhine State. The chapter acknowledges the different ... More


Savior of the Kurds?: Thursday, April 18, 1991—Turkish-Iraqi Border

Andrew Marble

in Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili's American Success

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178028
eISBN:
9780813178035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178028.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

The chapter begins on April 18, 1991, during Operation Provide Comfort commander Lieutenant General John Shalikashvili’s first overflight of the Iraqi-Turkish border. It lays out the scope of this ... More


Global Justice Organizing

Helene Slessarev-Jamir

in Prophetic Activism: Progressive Religious Justice Movements in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741238
eISBN:
9780814708705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741238.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at a range of global justice organizations, including those that are engaged in advocacy work on debt relief, hunger and global poverty. Beginning with the Jubilee 2000 campaign, ... More


Reimagining Global Abortion Politics: A Social Justice Perspective

Fiona Bloomer, Claire Pierson, and Sylvia Estrada Claudio

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447340430
eISBN:
9781447340485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340430.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

What are the contemporary issues in abortion politics globally? What factors explain variations in access to abortion between and within different countries? This text provides a transnationally ... More


Salus Rei Publicae Suprema Lex Esto? Welfare State Reforms Before the Greek Courts

Maria Bakavou

in European Welfare State Constitutions after the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198851776
eISBN:
9780191886348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851776.003.0006
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Having been seriously hit by the financial crisis, Greece was forced to implement reforms in the public social security system, aiming at securing the future financing of social policy measures, at ... More


Military Geography

Eugene J. Palka

in Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233923
eISBN:
9780191917707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233923.003.0044
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

In the benchmark publication American Geography: Inventory and Prospect (1954), Joseph Russell reported that military geography had long been recognized as a legitimate subfield in American ... More


From Benghazi to Bagnoli

Rob Weighill and Florence Gaub

in The Cauldron: NATO's Campaign in Libya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190916220
eISBN:
9780190943196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916220.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This Chapter presents an account of the rapidly evolving and highly volatile political and strategic environment as the situation in Libya deteriorated. JFC Naples, the NATO headquarters that was to ... More


Preempting the Peace

Sean McMeekin

in The Red Millionaire: A Political Biography of Willy Munzenberg, Moscow's Secret Propaganda Tsar in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098471
eISBN:
9780300130096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098471.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the IAH and how Munzenberg carved out a viable but vehemently contested niche for the organization in the communist world. Whenever humanitarian crises arose, the IAH would lay ... More


Did We End the War? Did Draft Resistance Matter?

Bruce Dancis

in Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author concludes this book by arguing that the antiwar movement was right in opposing the Vietnam War. He first considers the economic and political problems facing a unified Vietnam after the ... More


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