Humanitarian action and ethics
- edited by Ayesha Ahmad and James Smith ; with a foreword by Hugo Slim.
- London : Zed Books Ltd, 2018.
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From natural disaster areas to conflict zones, humanitarian workers today find themselves operating in diverse and difficult environments. While humanitarian work has always presented unique ethical challenges, such efforts are now further complicated by the impact of globalization, the escalating refugee crisis, and mounting criticisms of established humanitarian practice.
Featuring contributions from humanitarian practitioners, health professionals, and social and political scientists, this book explores the question of ethics in modern humanitarian work, drawing on the lived experience of humanitarian workers themselves. Its essential case studies cover humanitarian work in countries ranging from Haiti and South Sudan to Syria and Iraq, and address issues such as gender based violence, migration, and the growing phenomenon of 'volunteer tourism'. Together, these contributions offer new perspectives on humanitarian ethics, as well as insight into how such ethical considerations might inform more effective approaches to humanitarian work.
- Acknowledgements p. x
- Contributor Biographies p. xi
- Foreword: Humanitarian Action and Ethics p. xx
- Foreword: On the Front Lines of Humanitarian Medical Ethics p. xxii
- Introduction: Narrating Humanitarian Action and Ethics p. 1
- 1 Difficult Decision-making, Compromise, and Moral Distress in Medical Humanitarian Response p. 6
- 2 Moral Entanglement and the Ethics of Closing Humanitarian Projects p. 22
- 3 The Outsider's Role: Ethical Reflections from the Study of International-National Staff Relations in Development and Humanitarian Organisations p. 40
- 4 The Moral Motivation of Humanitarian Actors p. 62
- 5 Makeshift Humanitarians: Informal Humanitarian Aid Across European Close(d) Borders p. 79
- 6 Amateur Humanitarianism, Social Solidarity and 'Volunteer Tourism' in the EU Refugee 'Crisis' p. 94
- 7 La Nouvelle France: Institutionalised Abuse, 'Exception' and Spectacle in the Exiled/Volunteer Relationship at the Franco-British Border p. 112
- 8 Ethical Challenges Among Humanitarian Organisations: Insights from the Response to the Syrian Conflict p. 133
- 9 Home and Away: Ethical Issues in Humanitarian Aid to Syríans in Israel p. 146
- 10 The Emergence of Humanitarian Failure: The Case of Haiti p. 160
- 11 Ethical Encounters as a Humanitarian Psychiatrist p. 181
- 12 One for All, or All for One: The Ethical Implications of Individual Human Rights-based and Public Good-based Frameworks in Emergency Mental Health p. 200
- 13 Ethics of Cultural Concepts and Conflicts Surrounding Disclosure of Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Settings p. 219
- 14 The Invisible Man: The Shrouding of Ethical Issues Related to Sexual Violence Against Men in the Humanitarian Response in the Democratic Republic of Congo p. 232
- 15 Humanitarian Ethics in Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders: Discussing Dilemmas and Mitigating Moral Distress p. 249
- 16 Stop Missing the Point Managing Humanitarian Action Well p. 269
- 17 An Ethic of Refusal; The Political Economy of Humanitarianism Under Neoliberal Globalisation p. 283
- Afterword: The Ethics of Compiling a Book on Humanitarian Ethics p. 308
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- London : Zed Books Ltd, 2018.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- xxiv, 311 pages ; 23 cm
- OCLC Number