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Ferris, Elizabeth G
The politics of protection : the limits of humanitarian action / Elizabeth G. Ferris
Alternate Title Limits of humanitarian action
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  JZ6369 .F44 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Humanitarian intervention
Humanitarian assistance
Physical Description xvii, 359 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-343) and index
Contents Humanitarian principles and international law -- Human rights and protection -- Protection and humanitarian assistance : communities and governments -- The UN and NGOs in humanitarian operations -- Global governance -- Humanitarian dilemmas -- Natural disasters and protection -- Paying for protection : humanitarian financing -- Future challenges for humanitarian actors -- Concluding observations and recommendations
Summary "Examines the evolution of the international community's understanding and commitment to the concept of 'humanitarian protection,' focusing on the inconsistencies inherent in responses from Rwanda to Katrina in order to demonstrate the challenges and limitations of protecting future vulnerable populations from war and natural disasters"--Provided by publisher

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