The Humanitarian Enterprise: Dilemmas and Discoveries


• Epilogue discussing the international response to the terrorist attacks of 2001 and the war in Afghanistan
• A fundamental text about the future of humanitarianism in the twenty-first century

International humanitarian activities have grown enormously in scale over the past decade, and the complex links between humanitarian work and the worlds of politics and military engagement have become increasingly contested.

Larry Minear uncovers what international humanitarians--including the UN, national governments, the Red Cross, and many private relief and development agencies--have learned about performing humanitarian work well, and the arguments that remain unresolved.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jan Eliasson
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Bloomfield, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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