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Can we predict a humanitarian emergency?

Maganza, Nicolò (2016) Can we predict a humanitarian emergency? LSE Human Rights Blog (25 Feb 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Since the end of the Cold War, the humanitarian field has witnessed the emergence of new early warning systems, as well as the improvement of old ones, the purpose being to alert us of imminent humanitarian emergencies. To date, notwithstanding the proliferation of these instruments, their capacity to function effectively within the framework of humanitarianism is questionable. In discussing whether or not early warning systems can be made to function as planned, I argue that their current dysfunction within the humanitarian field is due the existence of a particular emergency imaginary.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/humanrights
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Human Rights Blog
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017 14:02
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2020 23:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80184

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