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Michaël Neuman, Fernando Espada, and Róisín Read

Fortified Aid Compound: Everyday Life in Post-Interventionary Society ’, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding , 4 : 4 , 453 – 74 . Fast , L. ( 2014 ), Aid in Danger: The Perils and Promise of Humanitarianism ( Philadelphia, PA : University of Pennsylvania Press ). Jackson

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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

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Corporations, Celebrities and the Construction of the Entrepreneurial Refugee Woman
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

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Lessons Learned for Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
Logan Cochrane

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

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The Politics of ‘Proximity’ and Performing Humanitarianism in Eastern DRC
Myfanwy James

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

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Róisín Read

Humanitarianism ’, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding , 12 : 3 , 300 – 18 , doi: 10.1080/17502977.2018.1482079 . Repo , J. and Yrjölä , R. ( 2011 ), ‘ The Gender Politics of Celebrity Humanitarianism in Africa ’, International Feminist Journal of Politics , 13 : 1

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Juliano Fiori

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

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An Interview with Celso Amorim, Former Brazilian Foreign Minister
Juliano Fiori

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

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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

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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

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