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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

. 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 they say, ‘Oh, that’s fine,’ but that is surgery . It is a

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
From the Global to the Local
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

people whose bodily needs must be met; this includes through the figure of the mother(to-be)-and-child, infirm patients and other ‘particularly vulnerable groups’ whose wellbeing and very lives depend on receiving medical and emergency cash assistance. At the same time, Palestinian children and youths have been recognised as actively demanding that their rights be met – especially as students demanding their right to an education qua a right to a future. Placing the vulnerable ‘womanandchild’ at the forefront of current and ongoing fundraising

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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design
Mark Duffield

-chain authentication as a means of managing aid and work entitlements ( Dodgson and Genc, 2017 ). Solar power lighting and charging solutions are widely marketed together with portable ceramic water filtration systems ( Redfield, 2015 ). Replacing a need for medically-staffed feeding centres, take-away mother-administered therapeutic foods to tackle malnutrition are now common ( Scott-Smith, 2013 ). Making good the paucity of health and educational services, e-medicine and e-learning smart phone apps are being widely trialled. While these are only a few of the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Volker M. Heins

, with the culture of the mother country. The colonized is elevated above his jungle status in proportion to his adoption of the mother country's cultural standards’ (Fanon 2008 : 9; see Taylor 1994 : 65–6). Taking this cue from Fanon, Taylor returns to the original meaning and critique of assimilation – a concept that was introduced in colonial contexts before it has been used in debates about the

in Recognition and Global Politics
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Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

Aznar appointed Prime Minister. 12 March 2000 General election. Popular Party wins largest share of the vote (44.6 per cent). 27 April 2000 Aznar re-appointed Prime Minister. Smaller Democracies 4 November 1948 Queen Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands, following the abdication of her mother, Queen Wilhelmina. 16 July 1951 Leopold

in The politics today companion to West European Politics
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Jonathan Colman

friend in the White House than they now have … The President has known since he entered Congress in the thirties that he thinks the mother country is the rock of Gibraltar, the one great friend we have in sunshine and sorrow, and it was Churchill’s voice that kept him from being a slave … He feels a very deep and compassionate and highly respected [ sic ] interest in the British

in A ‘special relationship’?
Fiona Robinson

values (Barnes 2012 : 6). Of course, practices of care among, say, mothers and children, or differently abled individuals and those who assist them, are very different from the relations and responsibilities of care that we normally consider to be most relevant to global politics. That said, if we are prepared to accept that questions about how we care for one another in the world

in Recognition and Global Politics
Amikam Nachmani

exist were created by imperialists for their own ends. There is nothing sacred about the borders of Kuwait, and Kuwait’s oil belongs to all Muslims. Besides, annexing Kuwait is re-installing justice, an internal Iraqi business, strictly not to be interfered by outsiders: Kuwait is a renegade province that should be reunited with its mother country. Indeed, not long ago, following the announcement of Kuwaiti independence in June 1961, Baghdad claimed Kuwait as an integral part of Iraq. Threatened with Iraqi invasion, it were British troops, and later an Arab League

in Turkey: facing a new millennium
Jonathan Colman

for several hours in advance, because he does not want to appear uninformed or unresponsive’. The gist of Brandon’s article was that the President ‘tends to grumble about any unnecessary visitor, comparing his presence with a visit from his mother-in-law just as he was trying to get to the ball game’. 68 Its humour aside, this was an apt – if understated – characterisation of Johnson’s reaction to

in A ‘special relationship’?
Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

This section provides, in the style of a dictionary, explanations of significant political events, groupings and developments.

in The politics today companion to West European Politics