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Uses and Misuses of International Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian Principles

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Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Staff Security and Civilian Protection in the Humanitarian Sector

critical humanitarian scholarship that highlights the tensions inherent within a humanitarian project that is centrally defined both by the idea of equality and by the idea of charity for distant others ( Fassin, 2012 ; Harrell-Bond, 2002 ). The article focuses on the work of the larger Western-based and civilian humanitarian actors – including UN agencies and international non-governmental organisations that are guided by the principles of humanity and impartiality. Such actors are not homogenous, and staff-security and civilian-protection practices vary across

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design

). While NGOs lay claim to a ‘non-governmental’ status, direct action thrived when donor sovereignty was, paradoxically, still able to cast a shadow. Given the refugee crisis, few can today contemplate the wretched state of ‘official’ humanitarianism without some disquiet. Despite what we may wish or demand, however, it is unlikely that significant improvement will occur any time soon. But to then conclude that humanitarianism is dead would be a mistake. While autonomous international direct action lies buried in the rubble of the West’s urbicidal wars

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs

Drawing on nearly a decade of wide-ranging, multidisciplinary research undertaken with young people and adults living and working in urban communities in Zambia, this jointly-authored book extends existing understandings of the use of sport to contribute to global development agendas has burgeoned over the last two decades. The book’s locally-centred and contextualized analysis represents an important departure from both the internationalist and evaluation-orientated research that has predominated in global sport for development. Offering wide-ranging historical, political, economic and social contextualization, it examines how a key period in the expansion of the sport for development sector unfolded in Zambia; considers the significance of varying degrees of integration and partnership practices between sport for development and development agencies at different levels; and outlines approaches to the provision of sport for development activities in various communities. Detailed examination of the lives, experiences and responses of young people involved in these activities, drawn from their own accounts, is a key feature of the book. Concluding reflections identify possibilities for enhancing understanding and improving research and evidence through methodologies which ‘localise global sport for development’. The book’s unique approach and content will be highly relevant to academic researchers and students studying sport and development across many different contexts.

destruction are largely attributed to the inadequate and poorly implemented environmental laws and policies that sometimes lead to the rapid exploitation of timber from old growth forests, at prices far below real market. Thus, Acosta (2001, 2003) called on the government and challenged the academy and other agencies to be more aggressive about measuring the efficacy of government programmes and policies on a range of environmental concerns. Collaborative efforts among the academy, NGOs and local government units (LGUs) have to be pursued to achieve good environmental

in Knowledge, democracy and action
The Women’s National Commission

afraid of them, must be changed; • special protection from the police for refuge services and refuge workers. In the third section the comments from partner organizations are presented under the same headings in the form of a summary of all that has been undertaken by government and non-governmental organizations, and recommendations for further development. In this section the consideration of violence runs to six pages, giving a general overview of the occurrence of violence and sexual abuse in the UK and then detailing the coordinated multi-agency approach at all

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?

organizations. The group has produced numerous publications and papers, including a seven-volume set of collected case studies. As the project moves into its final phases, participants are looking to understand how this body of learning and knowledge can be brought effectively into university curricula and into the classroom. In January 2008, the CDRC formed a teaching and learning group which has been experimenting with various ways in which citizenship can be taught within a formal university curricula and a traditional classroom setting. One of the main lessons learned

in Knowledge, democracy and action

science shops through correspondence from the science shops at Roskilde University Centre (RUC). DN Frederikssund saw this as an opportunity to engage in research about the pollution levels in village ponds in Frederikssund municipality. Village ponds were polluted but DN Frederikssund lacked the scientific evidence to compel municipal authorities to take action. The organization did not have the capacity to do the research themselves so they requested help through the science shop at RUC. Specifically, they requested assistance from interested students to investigate

in Knowledge, democracy and action
International, national and community integration

representatives of government; private and, especially, community schools; and by leaders of church youth groups. Non-sporting NGOs also valued sport as a tool to contribute, in different ways, to their own various developmental objectives. Identification of this variety of organizations gives rise to several points of relevance to general themes running through the book and also the specific issue of partnership. First, this range of

in Localizing global sport for development
The Indian experience

Party, which has close links with the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh, a militiatype organization mobilizing through a Hindu fundamentalist discourse, often directed against minority groups such as Muslims and more recently Christians, is now in government as the dominant partner of a coalition. This has implications for the setting up and functioning of organizations such as the National Commission for Women. In India, the relative stability of the political system has allowed for a significant political space to emerge where women have been able to organize in their

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?