The Selfish Altruist: Relief Work in Famine and War

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Earthscan, 2013 - 241 من الصفحات
Provides an analysis of some of the most traumatic situations involving famine and war of the last two decades, helping us to understand what it takes to be an aid worker and how important humanitarian action is today. Famine and war evoke strong emotional reactions, and for most people there is a limited amount they can do. But the relief worker has to convert emotional responses into practical action and difficult choices - whom to help and how. Their own feelings have to motivate action for others. But can they separate out their own selfish feelings and prejudices in such an emotive climat.

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Kosovo The Loss of Impartiality
19
Ethiopia A Golden Age of Humanitarianism?
45
Sudan Impartiality and Selfrespect
71
Mozambique Vulnerability and Power
95
Afghanistan Pride and Principle
117
Somalia Emotion and Order
139
Azerbaijan and Bosnia Responsibility and Rights
161
The Rwanda Genocide Mans Inhumanity
185
The Selfish Altruist
203
Notes on the Sources
215
Index
226
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After studying English at Oxford, Tony Vaux worked with Oxfam GB from 1972 until 1999. He spent nearly seven years in India developing Oxfam's work with community based projects. From 1984 he was coordinator of Oxfam's global emergency programmes, and became particularly closely involved with Ethiopia, Sudan, Mozambique and Somalia all of which feature as chapters in this book.With the collapse of the Soviet Union, he turned to Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region, building up new Oxfam programmes in response to conflict and poverty. Since writing this book on a sabbatical year in 1999-2000, he has been working as an independent consultant, focusing on areas of conflict.

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