The Humanitarian Challenge

20 Years European Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA)

Editors: Gibbons, Pat, Heintze, Hans-Joachim (Eds.)

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  • Addresses highly topical questions of humanitarian crisis assistance
  • Contains articles from academics of the NOHA universities
  • Provides insights in disaster response
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About this book

This book includes contributions from academics, practitioners and policy-makers connected with the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA), an international association of universities that is committed to interdisciplinary education and research on humanitarian action.  Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of NOHA, this book highlights some of the most pressing issues and challenges facing humanitarian action and explores potential solutions.

Drawing on theory and practice, and spanning a broad range of subject matter, the book explores the origin of key concepts such as human security, reconciliation and resilience and questions their effectiveness in the pursuit of humanitarian ends.  It also charts current developments in the humanitarian system, in particular in its legal and financial frameworks.  Issues relating to humanitarian stakeholders, such as the role of the media and the protection of humanitarian workers, are also addressed. The contributions are influenced by a range of disciplines, including anthropology, political science, legal studies and communications.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Disaster Management and Multilateral Humanitarian Aid: Parallelism vs. Combined Forces

    Pages 1-16

    Bragg, Catherine

  • Resilience: The Holy Grail or Yet Another Hype?

    Pages 17-30

    Milliano, Cecile (et al.)

  • Human Security as the Link Between Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding

    Pages 31-46

    Muguruza, Cristina Churruca

  • Post-Conflict Reconciliation: A Humanitarian Myth?

    Pages 47-69

    Rosoux, Valérie

  • Global Civil Society as a Humanitarian Actor: Constituting a Right of Humanitarian Assistance

    Pages 71-87

    Miglinaitė, Raimonda

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13469-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34619-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Humanitarian Challenge
Book Subtitle
20 Years European Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA)
Editors
  • Pat Gibbons
  • Hans-Joachim Heintze
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13470-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13470-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13469-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34619-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 286
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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