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The selfish altruist : relief work in famine and war

Author: Anthony Vaux
Publisher: Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the Selfish Altruist, Tony Vaux brings over 20 years' experience as one of Oxfam's leading emergency programmes coordinators to a far-reaching and unflinching account of the conflicts between subjective impulses and objective judgement. Describing and analysing some of the most traumatic crisis situations of the last two decades, he helps us to understand what it takes to be an aid worker and how important  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Vaux
ISBN: 1853837768 9781853837760 1853838799 9781853838798
OCLC Number: 45963206
Description: x, 230 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jean Dreze --
Kosovo: The Loss of Impartiality --
Ethiopia: A Golden Age of Humanitarianism? --
Sudan: Impartiality and Self-respect --
Mozambique: Vulnerability and Power --
Afghanistan: Pride and Principle --
Somalia: Emotion and Order --
Azerbaijan and Bosnia: Responsibility and Rights --
The Rwanda Genocide: Man's Inhumanity --
The Selfish Altruist.
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Famine and war evoke strong emotional reactions, and for most people there is a limited amount they can do. This title provides an analysis of some of the most traumatic situations involving famine  Read more...

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