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Humanitarian Diplomacy: Practitioners And Their Craft [Paperback]

By Larry Minear (Editor) & Hazel Smith (Editor)
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Humanitarian professionals are on the front lines of today's 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.

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Studio: United Nations University Press
Pages   407
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.42 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   United Nations University Press
ISBN  9280811347  
ISBN13  9789280811346  

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More About Larry Minear & Hazel Smith

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Larry Minear directed Tufts University s Humanitarianism and War Project. He has worked on humanitarian and development issues since 1972. A posting in the Southern Sudan was followed by advocacy work in Washington, D.C. on behalf of Church World Service and Lutheran World Relief. Over the years he has served as a consultant to governments, UN agencies, NGOs, and the Red Cross movement. Since co-founding the Humanitarianism and War Project in 1991, he has conducted and coordinated research on many humanitarian crises and written extensively for specialized and general audience. His most recent book, "The Charity of Nations: Humanitarian Action in a Calculating World" (Kumarian Press, 2004) probes the reasons behind governmental and nongovernmental responses to urgent human need.

Larry Minear was born in 1936.

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A thoughtful, in-depth commentary on the response to atrocity  Sep 3, 2007
Humanitarian Diplomacy: Practitioners and Their Craft is an anthology of essays by fourteen senior humanitarian practitioners concerning humanitarian professionals who brave the front lines of internal armed conflicts to aid civilians in dire need. Spanning settings ranging from the Balkans and Nepal to Somalia, East Timor, 1970s Cambodia, 1980s Lebanon, and modern engagements in Columbia and Iraq, the essays include "Protecting Palestinian Refugees: The UNRWA Experience", "Nurturing humanitarian space in Sudan", "The Balkans: The limits of humanitarian action", and much more. A thoughtful, in-depth commentary on the response to atrocity and what can be done to improve and refine the life-saving art that is humanitarian diplomacy. Highly recommended.

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