Global Humanitarianism

Global Humanitarianism : NGOs and the Crafting of Community

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In Global Humanitarianism Daniel Robert Dechaine undertakes an historical-cultural analysis of humanitarian NGO rhetoric and politics. He focuses his study specifically on Medecins Sans Frontieres and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. This book, besides being the first of its kind, offers to the disciplines of political science, cultural studies, and sociology a model with which to consider the political and social roles of NGOs in the ever-changing global community.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 196 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 453.6g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739109391
  • 9780739109397

Table of contents

Chapter 1 The Crisis of Community in a Global/ized World Chapter 2 The Crafting of a New Global Community Chapter 3 Framing Humanitarian Action: Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders Chapter 4 Mobilizing Global Rhetorical Culture: The International Campaign to Ban Landmines Chapter 5 Taking Community Seriously
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Review quote

In this book, author Daniel Robert DeChaine illuminates aspects of human rights organizations that have received relatively little attention, particularly from those focused more on the structure of such entities. -- Claude Welch, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Political Science SUNY-Buffalo
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About D. Robert Dechaine

Daniel Robert DeChaine is Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, California State University, Los Angeles
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