Aid in Danger

Aid in Danger explores why aid workers are attacked, kidnapped, and killed around the world and critically examines how aid agencies respond to these dangers. It addresses a timely and neglected topic, providing a unique analytical perspective on broader issues of humanitarianism and humanitarian reform.

Aid in Danger
The Perils and Promise of Humanitarianism

Larissa Fast

2014 | 336 pages | Cloth $75.00
Political Science
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. Three Stories of Aid in Danger: From Baghdad and Muttur to Solferino 00
Chapter 2. The Twin Challenges for Contemporary Humanitarianism
Chapter 3. The Dangers They Face: Understanding Violence Against Aid Workers and Agencies
Chapter 4. The Dominant Explanations: Competing Discourses of Aid
Chapter 5. Explanations in the Shadows: Competing Images of Aid
Chapter 6. Coping with Danger: Paradigms of Humanitarian Security Management
Conclusion. Reclaiming Humanity

List of Interviewees
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments