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Traditions, Values, and Humanitarian Action

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ISBN-10: 0823222888

ISBN-13: 9780823222889

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Kevin M. Cahill

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This third volume in the pioneering series, International Humanitarian Affairs, goes beyond the practical to address fundamental questions at the heart of humanitarian actions. How do different religious, cultural, and social systemsand the values they supportshape humanitarian action? What are the bases of caring societies? Are there universal values for human well-being? International experts come face to face with the assumptions about human dignity and social justice that guide efforts to rescue and repair communities in crisis. The original essays explore mandates for humanitarian action in religious traditions, and codes of conduct for the media, military, medicine, and the academy in relief efforts. They explore threats to human welfare from terrorism and gender exploitation and assess international law, the media, and the politics of civil society in a world of war, conflict, and strife. The contributors: Kofi Annan, Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Rabbi Harlan J. Wechsler, H.R.H. Prince El Hassan Bin Talal, Francis Mading Deng, Maj. Gen. Timothy Cross, Joseph O Hare, S.J., Tom Brokaw, Eoin OBrien, M.D., Jan Eliasson, Timothy Harding, M.D., Paul Wilkinson, Larry Hollingworth, Nancy Ely-Raphel, John Feerick, Michael Veuthey, Edward Mortimer, Kathleen Newland, Peter Tarnoff, Richard Falk, and the editor.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Acknowledgments
A Message from the UN Secretary-General
Introduction
Foundations
Christianity and Humanitarian Action
For the Sake of My Kin and Friends: Traditions, Values, and Humanitarian Action in Judaism
Strategies for Disagreement
The World of the Dinka: A Portrait of a Threatened Culture
Military Values and Traditions
The Academy and Humanitarian Action
Is Any News Good News?
Human Rights and the Making of a Good Doctor
Immigration in Europe: Promise or Peril?
Fault Lines
Torture
Terrorism: The Concept
Terrorism: Theory and Reality
Gender Exploitation
Balancing National Security and Civil Liberties
Disregarding the Geneva Conventions on the Protection of War Victims
Media: Prism or Mirror
International Migration: At the Boiling Point
Corrections
Government Responses to Fault Lines
Reviving Global Civil Society After September 11
Appendix
Chapter Notes and References
The Center for International Health and Cooperation and the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
About the Authors
Index