Do No Harm: How Aid Can Support Peace – Or War

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Lynne Rienner Publishers #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Calling for a redesign of assistance programmes so that they do not harm while doing their intended good, she argues futher that many opportunities exist for aid workers to in fact support the processes by which societies disengage from war. Mary B. But more importantly, she offers hopeful evidence of creative programmes that point the way to new approaches to aid.

Echoing the words of the hippocratic Oath, the author challenges aid agency staff to take responsibility for the ways that their assistance affects conflicts. Anderson cites the experiences of many aid providers in war-torn societies to show that international assistance - even when it is effective in saving lives, alleviating suffering and furthering sustainable development - too often reinforces divisions among contending groups.

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Complex Emergencies

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Polity #ad - Complex emergencies will be essential reading for students of development, political economy, political science and international relations. Rather than a contest or a collapse, war is analysed as a system that has significant functions and that yields complex economic, political and psychological benefits.

If you thought the point of war was to win, this book will make you think again. War may help elites to derail democracy and suppress dissent; it may be profitable for government and rebel actors; and it may allow armed groups to enjoy a sense of power over unarmed civilians. David keen questions the model of war as a contest between two sides aiming at political and military victory, and he also rejects the contrasting view that war represents a collapse into anarchy, mindless violence and ethnic hatred.

Complex Emergencies #ad - Some may be more interested in prolonging a war than in ending it. This book argues that understanding the complex functions of wars alongside other forms of human disaster, such as famine and ethnic strife, is essential if we are to reduce suffering and move towards lasting peace agreements.

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Conflict, Security and Development

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Routledge #ad - In addition, there is a new chapter on memory and memorialisation after conflict. This third edition is revised and updated to take account of changes that have occurred in both policy and academic arenas which are relevant to students and practitioners in this area. This textbook draws on academic theory, before, field research and policy developments to provide an overview of the connections between security and development, during and after conflict.

In an interdependent world, it is often argued that the challenges of underdevelopment and insecurity have global implications. The main aims of the revised edition are: to set out how thinking on conflict, particularly for the theory and practice of development and security promotion; to introduce a range of case studies from across the globe, security and development has changed over time and continues to evolve; to explore the consequences of these changes, in order to explore the implications of a combined approach to security and development.

Conflict, Security and Development #ad - . This textbook charts an accessible course through these complex debates, providing a comprehensive introduction for those encountering these issues for the first time. The authors are experienced in both the theory and the practice of this field, security and development with practical examples, and illustrate the links between conflict, drawing on key case studies from the past twenty years.

Each chapter is informed by student pedagogy, and the book will be essential reading for all students of development studies, war and conflict studies, and human security, and is recommended for students of international security and international relations in general.

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Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning: Toward a Participatory Approach to Human Security

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Kumarian Press #ad - She also helps us to fruitfully question widely held assumptions. Her concise handbook, informed by on-the-ground realities, is an essential resource for building true human security. Lisa schirch presents a convenient, logical framework and a wealth of tools for improving planning and implementation. Kumarian Press.

A global observatory must-read book in peace and security! offering a systematic approach that links practical conflict-assessment exercises to the design, planning, monitoring, and evaluation of peacebuilding efforts,  Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning has been carefully―and realistically―designed to enhance the effectiveness of peacebuilding practice.

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Condemned to Repeat?: The Paradox of Humanitarian Action

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Cornell University Press #ad - Terry focuses on four historically relevant cases: Rwandan camps in Zaire, Afghan camps in Pakistan, Salvadoran and Nicaraguan camps in Honduras, and Cambodian camps in Thailand. In condemned to repeat?, terry examines the side-effects of intervention by aid organizations and points out the need to acknowledge the political consequences of the choice to give aid.

. The author stresses that, if international agencies are to meet the needs of populations in crisis, their organizational behavior must adjust to the wider political and socioeconomic contexts in which aid occurs. Terry was the head of the french section of Medecins sans frontieres Doctors Without Borders when it withdrew from the Rwandan refugee camps in Zaire because aid intended for refugees actually strengthened those responsible for perpetrating genocide.

Condemned to Repeat?: The Paradox of Humanitarian Action #ad - Kumarian Press. This material illustrates how combatants manipulate humanitarian action to their benefit. Condemned to repeat? makes clear that the paradox of aid demands immediate attention by organizations and governments around the world. The author makes the controversial claim that aid agencies act as though the initial decision to supply aid satisfies any need for ethical discussion and are often blind to the moral quandaries of aid.

This book contains documents from the former Rwandan army and government that were found in the refugee camps after they were attacked in late 1996. Humanitarian groups have failed, to face up to the core paradox of their activity: humanitarian action aims to alleviate suffering, Fiona Terry believes, but by inadvertently sustaining conflict it potentially prolongs suffering.

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Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention Problems of International Politics

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Alger prize, international studies association- honorable mention, 2014 Book of the Year, African ArgumentsThis book suggests a new explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential. These common attitudes and actions enable foreign peacebuilders to function in the field, but they also result in unintended consequences that thwart international efforts.

Kumarian Press. Through an in-depth analysis of the interveners' everyday life and work, this book proposes innovative ways to better help host populations build a sustainable peace. Ferguson award, international Studies Association- Honorable mention, 2015 Chadwick F. Individuals from all over the world and all walks of life share numerous practices, habits, and narratives when they serve as interveners in conflict zones.

Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention Problems of International Politics #ad - Certain expatriates follow alternative modes of thinking and acting, often with notable results, but they remain in the minority. Based on several years of ethnographic research in conflict zones around the world, it demonstrates that everyday elements - such as the expatriates' social habits and usual approaches to understanding their areas of operation - strongly influence peacebuilding effectiveness.

Winner of the 2016 best book of the year Award, International Studies Association- Winner of the 2015 Yale H.

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A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. And by overreaching, the humanitarian movement has allowed itself to be hijacked by the major powers. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Timely and controversial, a bed for the Night reveals how humanitarian organizations are often betrayed and misused, and have increasingly lost sight of their purpose.

Tracking provided on most orders. He describes how many humanitarian organizations have moved from their founding principle of neutrality, which gave them access to victims, to encouraging the international community to take action to stop civil wars and ethnic cleansing. By calling for intervention, humanitarian organizations risk being seen as taking sides in a conflict and thus jeopardizing their access to victims.

A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis #ad - Isbn13: 9780743252119. Condition: New. Kumarian Press. Rieff concludes that if humanitarian organizations are to do what they do best -- alleviate suffering -- they must reclaim their independence. Drawing on firsthand reporting from war zones around the world, David Rieff shows us what aid workers do in the field and the growing gap between their noble ambitions and their actual capabilities for alleviating suffering.

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Shaping the Humanitarian World Global Institutions

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Routledge #ad - This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in international human rights law, disaster management and international relations. They argue that humanitarianism has a vital future, but only if those practicing it choose to make it so. By tracing the history on international humanitarian action from its early roots through the birth of the Red Cross to the beginning of the UN, Peter Walker and Daniel G.

Providing a critical introduction to the notion of humanitarianism in global politics, tracing the concept from its origins to the twenty-first century, this book examines how the so called international community works in response to humanitarian crises and the systems that bind and divide them. Kumarian Press.

Shaping the Humanitarian World Global Institutions #ad - Condition: New. Topics covered include: the rise in humanitarian action as a political tool the growing call for accountability of agencies the switch of NGOs from bit players to major trans-national actors the conflict between political action and humanitarian action when it comes to addressing causes as well as symptoms of crisis.

Routledge. Isbn13: 9780743252119. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Maxwell examine the challenges humanitarian agencies face, from working alongside armies and terrorists to witnessing genocide.

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The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

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Oxford University Press #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780743252119. Finding this art, he says, requires a worldview shift. This new book represents his thinking and learning over the past several years. His influential 1997 book Building Peace has become a classic in the discipline. He explores the evolution of his understanding of peacebuilding by reflecting on his own experiences in the field.

. Conflict professionals must envision their work as a creative act - an exercise of what Lederach terms the "moral imagination. Kumarian Press. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! As founding director of the conflict transformation program and institute of Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, he has provided consultation and direct mediation in a range of situations from the Miskito/Sandinista conflict in Nicaragua to Somalia, Northern Ireland, the Basque Country, and the Philippines.

The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace #ad - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Peacebuilding, in his view, is both a learned skill and an art. Condition: New. Oxford university Press USA. Routledge. John paul lederach's work in the field of conciliation and mediation is internationally recognized.

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The Change Handbook: Group Methods for Shaping the Future

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780743252119. Routledge. Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Condition: New. Kumarian Press. Examples of successful change efforts acquaint readers with the diverse array of methods being employed today. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! The change handbook features chapters by the originators and foremost practitioners of such high-leverage change methods as Future Search, Real Time Strategic Change, Gemba Kaizen, and Open Space Technology. The authors outline distinctive aspects of their approach; detail roles and responsibilities; share a story illustrating usage; and answer frequently asked questions about how to put it into practice.

The Change Handbook: Group Methods for Shaping the Future #ad - A one-stop comparative chart allows them to evaluate the methods to determine what will work best fro them, and an in-depth reference section helps them locate the resources they need to get started.

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Choosing Peace Peace and Security in the 21st Century

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Rowman & Littlefield International #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780743252119. Without a serious shift in direction toward more integrated, the peacebuilding field threatens to become just another Western-driven industry in which powerful decision-makers, and intersectional understanding and approaches, politicized funding, interconnected, and large international bureaucracies sustain themselves.

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Despite deep roots in local community organizing and peace activism, community of academics, and often disconnected, policymakers, the peacebuilding field over the past two decades has evolved into a stratified, and practitioners. Reconnecting the field with its roots of community-based activism, and courageous leadership is urgently needed, organizing, and a necessary step to improving our collective efforts to build a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

Choosing Peace Peace and Security in the 21st Century #ad - Kumarian Press. Routledge. Condition: New. Drawing on the voices and experiences of community-based peace leaders around the world, this book envisions a new way of working together as a truly local and global peacebuilding field - one in which undoing the roots of violence and injustice is not something that takes place “in the field”, but in the streets of our own neighborhoods and in solidarity with others around the world.

. Individual activists, and locally-led civil society organizations – in other words, community-based groups, the people most directly experiencing the results of violent conflict and striving to overcome and transform it - remain notably on the margins of what has become the more recognized “international peacebuilding field.

As a result, the inherent links between policies and practices of the global North, and the daily realities of rising violence and collapsing order experienced by communities in the global South, particularly the United States, where much of the professional peacebuilding community is concentrated, are glossed over or apportioned to the fields of political science or international affairs.

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