Humanitarian Diplomacy Practitioners and Their Craft

ISBN-10: 9280811347
ISBN-13: 9789280811346
Edition: 2006 (Annotated)
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List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: United Nations University Press
Publication date: 3/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 407
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Humanitarian professionals are on the front lines of todays internal armed conflicts, negotiating access through physical and diplomatic roadblocks to reach imperiled civilians. They frequent the corridors of power, interceding with politicians and diplomats in countries wracked by violence, in capitals of donor governments that underwrite humanitarian work, and at the United Nations Security Council. They provide the media with authoritative and catalytic information about situations of humanitarian extremity. Humanitarian Diplomacy offers a compendium of humanitarian operations in settings as diverse as the Balkans, Nepal, Somalia, and East Timor, from the 1970s in Cambodia and 1980s in Lebanon to more recent engagements in Colombia and Iraq. These unique experiences and insights from the field are framed by context-setting essays on the theory and practice of humanitarian diplomacy. This volume provides a unique resource for practitioners, policy communities, and students of humanitarian action, as well as for the concerned public.

Hazel Smith is a Reader in International Relations at the University of Warwick and Director of the MA in International Relations. She is currently on secondment to the United Nations World Food Programme in DPR Korea (North Korea) as programme adviser (since August 2000). Her previous books include Nicaragua: Self-Determination and Survival (Pluto, 1993), European Union Foreign Policy and Central America (Macmillan, 1995), North Korea in the New World Order (Palgrave, 1996), and Democracy and International Relations (Palgrave, 2000).

Craft and concept
The craft of humanitarian diplomacy
Humanitarian diplomacy : theory and practice
The Middle East
Protecting Palestinian refugees : the UNRWA experience
Negotiating for results in the Lebanon
Negotiating the legitimacy of humanitarian action in Iraq
Asia
NGOs break the Cold War impasse in Cambodia
Negotiating with the Taliban
Principled humanitarian action in the East Timor crisis
Steep learning curves in the DPRK
Steering through insurgencies in Nepal
Africa
Nurturing humanitarian space in Sudan
"Military humanitarianism" in Liberia
Negotiating the release and rehabilitation of child soldiers in Sierra Leone
Blurring of mandates in Somalia
Europe and the Americas
Protection through diplomacy in Colombia
The Balkans : the limits of humanitarian action

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