Humanitarianism Contested: Where Angels Fear to Tread

TitleHumanitarianism Contested: Where Angels Fear to Tread
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBarnett, Michael, and Thomas G. Weiss
Number of Pages154
CityMilton Park, U.K.

This book provides a succinct but sophisticated understanding of humanitarianism and insight into the on-going dilemmas and tensions that have accompanied it since its origins in the early nineteenth century. Combining theoretical and historical exposition with a broad range of contemporary case studies, the book provides a brief survey of the history of humanitarianism, beginning with the anti-slavery movement in the early nineteenth century and continuing to today’s challenge of post-conflict reconstruction and saving failed states. The book also presents an overview of the contemporary humanitarian sector, including briefly who the key actors are, how they are funded and what they do with their money, and analyzes the ethical dilemmas confronted by humanitarian organizations.

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