Traditions, Values, and Humanitarian Action - International Humanitarian Affairs (Paperback)
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Traditions, Values, and Humanitarian Action - International Humanitarian Affairs (Paperback)

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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 systems-and the values they support-shape 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 O'Brien, 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.

Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 9780823222889
Number of pages: 488
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Traditions, Values, and Humanitarian Action is a satisfying collection of rich and varied perspectives, some new, some difficult to digest, and all feeding the need to understand the complexities of these issues in a rapidly changing world. -- -Lesley Morrison * The Lancet *
...it is both insturctive and refreshing to find a volume in which academic analysis and less formal, though no less compelling reflection bring to light the human difficulties involved in responding to human tragedies. * -Journal of Humanitarian Assistance *

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