The Selfish Altruist: Relief Work in Famine and War
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
Ethiopia A Golden Age of Humanitarianism?
Sudan Impartiality and Selfrespect
Mozambique Vulnerability and Power
Afghanistan Pride and Principle
Somalia Emotion and Order
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