Fortified Aid Compound: Everyday Life in Post-Interventionary
Society ’, Journal of Intervention and
Statebuilding , 4 : 4 ,
453 – 74 .
( 2014 ), Aid in Danger: The Perils and Promise of
Humanitarianism ( Philadelphia, PA :
University of Pennsylvania
Planned Obsolescence of Medical Humanitarian Missions: An Interview with
Tony Redmond, Professor and Practitioner of International Emergency Medicine and
Co-founder of HCRI and UK-Med
innovations in everyday medical practice to humanitarian work in the field.
It seems to me a cultural, a psychosocial block.
If you talk about surgery , for example, in a humanitarian setting,
immediately among many NGO workers their antibodies will rise. They will say,
‘That’s terrible, you can’t allow that Western, too high-tech
surgery; it is inappropriate.’ But then if you say, ‘So, what about
obstructed labour and interventions to save the mother and the child?’, then
Corporations, Celebrities and the Construction of the Entrepreneurial
Annika Bergman Rosamond and Catia Gregoratti
intervention, Chandra Talpade Mohanty (1984) critiques the development
field for being located within a western hegemony that indiscriminately attributes
victimhood to all third world women. Postcolonial feminists have attended to
critiquing ongoing colonial constructions of refugee women as a homogenous group
bound by a shared, cross-cultural form of oppression. Prior to the mid-1980s, little
attention was paid to gender issues in refugee policy, practice and research ( Baines, 2004 ; Olivius
Lessons Learned for Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
agricultural interventions to donor granting lessons. Although the 2005–11 period was included within the inclusion criteria, a limited number of reports were identified (11 evaluations of a total of 98; see Appendix for complete listing) and few contributed specific insight for this synthesis (three evaluations). This assessment focuses upon the transition and independence period because previous to that, projects were approved in Khartoum and often had coverage that extended beyond what is today South Sudan (particularly projects operating at scale). Geographic divisions
The Politics of ‘Proximity’ and Performing Humanitarianism in Eastern DRC
involves people and their interactions – perceptions, relationships and interpretations of the context and abstract symbolic principles, as well as shared interests with governing authorities ( Magone et al. , 2011 : 2). In sum, being well-connected is an essential part of MSF’s everyday practice. As one head of mission told me: ‘Networking is key to my job description. My job is to enable the doctors to do theirs.’
The Other 92%
This article shifts the focus onto everyday practice because aid interventions are ‘socially constructed and negotiated processes
Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding ,
12 : 3 ,
300 – 18 , doi: 10.1080/17502977.2018.1482079 .
( 2011 ), ‘ The Gender Politics of Celebrity
Humanitarianism in Africa ’, International
Feminist Journal of Politics , 13 : 1
imperatives of the New
Public Management. And NGOs used these reforms to accelerate the professionalisation of the aid
sector ( Fiori et al ., 2016 ).
But at the turn of the millennium, there were indications of a downturn in the influence of
humanitarian ideas on Western geostrategy. The strategic value of humanitarian intervention
diminished as the US launched its totalising war on terror. Humanitarianism was little more than
an afterthought to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Since then, despite the continued rise in donations to
An Interview with Celso Amorim, Former Brazilian Foreign Minister
notably the New Labour government in Britain, with its
‘ethical foreign policy’, articulated by Foreign Secretary Robin Cook. What
differentiated the Workers’ Party approach from the New Labour approach?
CA: I am sure it is easier for someone on the outside to judge that than for me to
do so. But why did I often talk about ‘non-indifference’? It wasn’t a
qualification. It was a complement to ‘non-intervention’. In other words, where are
the limits? I never thought to ‘bomb them into democracy’, first of all because we
didn’t have the bombs. But I
Interpreting Violence on Healthcare in the Early Stage of the South
Sudanese Civil War
Xavier Crombé and Joanna Kuper
mosque yard then broke the mosque windows and
demanded money and mobile phones from the people who had locked themselves inside. A
second group came in the afternoon and, after robbing civilians, opened fire on the
crowd. At some point, Ethiopian and Eritrean traders and their families were
separated from the people identified as Darfuri and allowed to leave the mosque
before the shooting resumed. It was only then that the intervention of the
opposition higher command took
have killed. To get people to participate took regular and repeated intervention from individuals with authority. These elites used ideological justifications, incentives and threats to inspire participation. In many cases, local leaders themselves resisted instigating the violence, requiring national organisers of the genocide to pressure leaders with incentives and threats and ultimately to remove those who posed an impediment to the violence.
Another central point in Leave None to Tell is that the international community made a deliberate decision to allow the