Disaster and Development

Disaster and Development : The Politics of Humanitarian Aid

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In this compelling and controversial study, Neil Middleton and Phil O'Keefe examine the links between disasters, aid, development and relief - in the context of globalisation, the `free market' ideology of the industrialised nations, the rapacity of financial short termism and the rise of new forms of colonialism - and argue that the profoundly political dimensions of humanitarian aid and disaster relief are being ignored. To illustrate this, the authors draw on case studies from Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, Mozambique, Rwanda, Afghanistan and Azerbaijan.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 136 x 212 x 16mm | 281.23g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745312241
  • 9780745312248

About Neil Middleton

Neil Middleton has written widely on development and aid and is a consultant with ETC-UK. He is the co-author, with Phil O'Keefe, of Tears of the Crocodile: From Rio to Reality in the Developing World, Redefining Sustainable Development, Disaster and Development: the Politics of Humanitarian Aid and Negotiating Poverty, published by Pluto Press. Phil O'Keefe teaches Economic Development and Environmental Management at the University of Northumbria. He is also the Director of ETC-UK.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements About the Authors Dedicatory quotation Acronyms and abbreviations Part 1 1. Introduction: the Politics of Analysis 2. Hot and Cold Running Trade Wars Part 2 3. Somalia 4. Kenya 5. Sudan 6. Mozambique 7. Rwanda 8. Afghanistan 9. Azerbaijan Part 3 10. Deus ex Machina or Devil in Detail 11. Conclusion Notes References Indexshow more