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[The general public tends to believe that all that is done under the banner of humanitarianism reflects the desire and unconditional willingness of people worldwide to put themselves at the service of others. For them, international post-disaster interventions are romantic and heroic; they are...
[You would be mistaken if you think there is nothing wrong with humanitarian action. The values that drive its individual members are essentially good. Its ultimate goal is also good. There is no doubt about that. But believe me when I say that the noxious effects of humanitarian and...
[Someone could argue that societies differ from one another because of the weird caprice of destiny, far from it. Societies result from the interactions and exchange among the members of the eco-social systems across time. The collective conscience that springs from these interactions determine...
[We have already covered a lot of ground, and I am hopeful that you have enjoyed what you read so far. I introduced you to the basics of convergence theory. Then I guided you on how to go about understanding the implications of this massive modern global phenomenon by discussing the role of...
[When I left East Timor, I was not happy. I was proud of myself because I did my best to fulfill my responsibilities and because I cared. I was indeed immature, poorly qualified, and inexperienced, but deep inside me, I knew that to do my work, I had to see it through their eyes. After a few...
[Applying institutional logics proved to be an innovative approach to humanitarian and disaster studies. As I see it, its most significant merit is that it offers an alternative path to understanding and studying the different cognitive structures and processes that both humanitarians and...
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