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The selfish altruist : relief work in famine and war

Author: Anthony Vaux
Publisher: Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an analysis of some of the most traumatic situations involving famine and war of the last two decades, helping us to understand what it takes to be an aid worker and how important humanitarian action is today. Famine and war evoke strong emotional reactions, and for most people there is a limited amount they can do. But the relief worker has to convert emotional responses into practical action and difficult  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Vaux, Anthony.
Selfish altruist.
Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2001
(DLC) 2001023348
(OCoLC)45963206
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Vaux
ISBN: 9781849774307 1849774307
OCLC Number: 56675940
Description: 1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 Kosovo: The Loss of Impartiality; Chapter 2 Ethiopia: A Golden Age of Humanitarianism?; Chapter 3 Sudan: Impartiality and Self-respect; Chapter 4 Mozambique: Vulnerability and Power; Chapter 5 Afghanistan: Pride and Principle; Chapter 6 Somalia: Emotion and Order; Chapter 7 Azerbaijan and Bosnia: Responsibility and Rights; Chapter 8 The Rwanda Genocide: Man's Inhumanity; Chapter 9 The Selfish Altruist; Notes on the Sources; Index.
Responsibility: Tony Vaux.

Abstract:

Provides an analysis of some of the most traumatic situations involving famine and war of the last two decades, helping us to understand what it takes to be an aid worker and how important humanitarian action is today. Famine and war evoke strong emotional reactions, and for most people there is a limited amount they can do. But the relief worker has to convert emotional responses into practical action and difficult choices - whom to help and how. Their own feelings have to motivate action for others. But can they separate out their own selfish feelings and prejudices in such an emotive climat.

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