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Book review: humanitarian negotiations revealed: the MSF experience, edited by Claire Magone, Michaël Neuman, and Fabrice Weissman; and, humanitarian reason: a moral history of the present by Didier Fassin

Radice, Henry (2013) Book review: humanitarian negotiations revealed: the MSF experience, edited by Claire Magone, Michaël Neuman, and Fabrice Weissman; and, humanitarian reason: a moral history of the present by Didier Fassin. Ethics and International Affairs, 26 (4). ISSN 0892-6794

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Abstract

These two recent works make a complementary and refreshing contribution to the burgeoning field of humanitarian studies. Both books shed new light on the authority that humanitarians wield as mediators of suffering, the relationship between humanitarianism and politics, and the nature of “humanitarian space.” The first, an edited volume of case studies and essays by practitioners from or closely linked to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), focuses on the negotiations and compromises humanitarians are forced to make in their encounters with political interests on the ground. The second, by the sociologist and anthropologist Didier Fassin, sets out an account of humanitarianism as a mode of politics in and of itself.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.ethicsandinternationalaffairs.org/about...
Additional Information: © 2013 Ethics & international affairs
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2013 15:27
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2021 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/48574

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