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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order
Stephen Hopgood

survive this transition, but maybe other forms of humanitarian action will emerge, or thrive where they already exist, especially once the canopy is opened up because the eco-system’s tallest trees have been felled. Of course, what comes next might not meet the hopes of today’s humanitarians, especially because the degree to which it can be truly a global humanitarian system must be doubted if no international consensus can be forged to support it. The humanitarian alliance with liberalism is no accident, and if the world is less liberal, its

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Editor’s Introduction
Juliano Fiori

worst of its rippling social consequences rebelled against systemic injustices. Left-leaning protest movements of indignados took to the streets. They rejected economic austerity and promoted progressive social reform. But they soon became marginal to the spreading politics of anger. In the main, the global backlash is now directed against progressive neoliberalism – the dominant ideological variant of late liberalism – with its ‘flexibilisation’ of everything in the economic sphere and its disintegration of tradition in the social sphere

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
David Rieff

in the structures of the global system. But in making this claim, all they have really said is that their politics are those of liberal internationalism, whether in its American imperial form or its somewhat more egalitarian European iteration. And the great genius of liberalism is that it is the only political ideology in the history of the world that insists that it is not an ideology at all. But the politics of relief organisations has often been exposed, as in the 1980s when many effectively supported the Afghan mujahedeen in its fight against

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
José Luís Fiori

state, which, after the Cold War, would sign up to the international institutions and regulations created following the Second World War. Indeed, this is one of the reasons that, in the 1990s, American commentators referred to the ‘end of history’, the emergence of a unipolar world, the victory of Western liberalism and the universalisation of Western values. And they were right, to the extent that the US achieved a global power without precedent in human history, accelerating the globalisation of the inter-state capitalist system and the rules and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
An Interview with Celso Amorim, Former Brazilian Foreign Minister
Juliano Fiori

: Well, it is a difficult moment for international cooperation. It is possible to argue that the liberalism of the old order was a veneer that permitted a form of capitalist domination. But, regardless, many people benefited from this veneer. There were opportunities for organisations like UNICEF and Save the Children. And for Brazil, too. When I was foreign minister, I was able to establish triangular cooperation programmes with the US in Africa and in the Caribbean. In my recent book [ Acting Globally ], there is a photo of me with Condoleezza Rice

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation
Tom Scott-Smith

’s Pop-up Tents ’, Globe and Mail , 18 November . Pevsner , N. ( 1945 ), An Outline of European Architecture ( Harmondsworth : Penguin Books ). Pugh , J. ( 2014 ), ‘ Resilience, Complexity and Post-liberalism ’, Area , 46 : 3 , 313 – 19 . Ramalingam

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Problematising the normative connection
Eşref Aksu

’ realism and liberalism as opposed to neo-realism and neo-liberalism. 20 An example is C. Douzinas and R. Warrington, Justice Miscarried: Ethics and Aesthetics in Law (New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994). While postmodernism is usually presented as being irreconcilable with ethics, Bauman notes that as

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
Journalism practice, risk and humanitarian communication
Jairo Lugo-Ocando and Gabriel Andrade

, H. Grover and C. Miller , ‘ Vulnerability and Capacity: Explaining Local Commitment to Climate-Change Policy ’, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy , 26 : 3 ( 2008 ), pp. 544 – 62 . 13 D. Losurdo , Liberalism: A Counter-History , trans. G. Elliott ( London : Verso Books , 2014

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Israel and a Palestinian state
Lenore G. Martin

powerful explanations. Dissatisfaction with realism and liberalism led to the development of alternative approaches to conceptualizing national security (see Walt, 1998 ; Katzenstein, 1996 ). 4 One of these third approaches has been favoured by scholars of developing-world international politics, who are aware of the inadequacies of the

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Obama, Trump and the Asia Pacific political economy
Michael Mastanduno

Trump and the Asia Pacific: Economics and security Three initiatives stand out in Trump’s opening approach to the Asia Pacific, and each represents a departure from the Obama administration. The first is a shift in political economy from regionalism and economic liberalism to bilateralism and economic nationalism. Second, Trump shifted tactically from confrontation to personal engagement in dealing with North Korea. Third, the administration clarified China’s role as a great power competitor and lined up US economic strategy to support this new strategic direction

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific