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The selfish altruist : relief work in famine and war

Author: Anthony Vaux
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of traumatic situations involving famine and war, discussing what it takes to be an aid worker and how important humanitarian action is today. It asks whether relief workers are motivated  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Vaux
ISBN: 1853837768 9781853837760
OCLC Number: 464831370
Notes: notes pp. 213-223
Description: x, 230 p
Contents: Indhold: 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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