Why Humanitarian Emergencies Occur. Insights from the Interface of State, Democracy and Civil Society
AbstractThis paper provides a beginning toward explaining why humanitarian emergencies have been so substantial in the post-cold war era, a period expected to be less violent. The humanitarian emergencies of the contemporary period tend to be state-centred, focus on identity claism, and occur in developing countries facing the contradictions of capitalist modernity.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by World Institute for Development Economics Research in its series Research Paper with number 31.
Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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