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Humanitarian relief in a new context - empirical consequenses of the complex humanitarian emergencies in Great Lakes and Afghanistan

Hallberg, Emma (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis analyses the political implications of core traditional humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence. With the end of the cold war the phenomena of ?new conflicts? have largely replaced traditional inter-state wars, hence the context of humanitarian emergency situations are no longer the same. Based on case studies of two humanitarian emergency relief operations evolving from fundamental different contexts, this thesis shows how humanitarian relief easily becomes integrated into the dynamics of a conflict. This was the case during the cold war époque as well as in today's ?new conflicts?. Despite the contex-tual change, I argue that many of the dilemmas confronting humanitarian relief workers are... (More)
This thesis analyses the political implications of core traditional humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence. With the end of the cold war the phenomena of ?new conflicts? have largely replaced traditional inter-state wars, hence the context of humanitarian emergency situations are no longer the same. Based on case studies of two humanitarian emergency relief operations evolving from fundamental different contexts, this thesis shows how humanitarian relief easily becomes integrated into the dynamics of a conflict. This was the case during the cold war époque as well as in today's ?new conflicts?. Despite the contex-tual change, I argue that many of the dilemmas confronting humanitarian relief workers are essentially the same today as they were before the end of the cold war. (Less)
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author
Hallberg, Emma
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Afghanistan, Great Lakes, Humanitarian Emergency Relief, Refugee Camps, Conflict, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
id
1333020
date added to LUP
2005-11-08 00:00:00
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2005-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {This thesis analyses the political implications of core traditional humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence. With the end of the cold war the phenomena of ?new conflicts? have largely replaced traditional inter-state wars, hence the context of humanitarian emergency situations are no longer the same. Based on case studies of two humanitarian emergency relief operations evolving from fundamental different contexts, this thesis shows how humanitarian relief easily becomes integrated into the dynamics of a conflict. This was the case during the cold war époque as well as in today's ?new conflicts?. Despite the contex-tual change, I argue that many of the dilemmas confronting humanitarian relief workers are essentially the same today as they were before the end of the cold war.},
  author       = {Hallberg, Emma},
  keyword      = {Afghanistan,Great Lakes,Humanitarian Emergency Relief,Refugee Camps,Conflict,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Humanitarian relief in a new context - empirical consequenses of the complex humanitarian emergencies in Great Lakes and Afghanistan},
  year         = {2005},
}