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

  • Hardback | 202 pages
  • 146.05 x 228.6 x 19.05mm | 453.59g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745312292
  • 9780745312293

About Neil Middleton

Emma Guest was communications manager for the Samaritans a helpline for the suicidal until she moved to South Africa in 1998. Since then she has been a freelance writer on AIDS-related matters for companies, charities and the South African government. She now lives in London.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