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The Politics and Policies of Relief, Aid and Reconstruction
Contrasting approaches to disasters and emergencies
Edited by Fulvio Attina
 
 
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15 Oct 2012
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Innovation in the world's institutions and global politics as well as in the physical environment and practices of the contemporary societies has raised the need for specific and up-to-date knowledge about the politics and policies of relief, aid and reconstruction. This book advances the political analysis of international disaster policies which have been mostly in the domain of other social sciences. Exploring the formation of this field of study, this collection analyses the most recent disaster events including the Haiti earthquake, the tsunami in the Pacific Ocean and the genocide in Rwanda and Former Yugoslavia. Broadly linked to constructivism and neo-institutionalism, this book also looks at the impact of these cooperation policies on the governance of the present global system.


Description

Innovation in the world's institutions and global politics as well as in the physical environment and practices of the contemporary societies has raised the need for specific and up-to-date knowledge about the politics and policies of relief, aid and reconstruction. This book advances the political analysis of international disaster policies which have been mostly in the domain of other social sciences. Exploring the formation of this field of study, this collection analyses the most recent disaster events including the Haiti earthquake, the tsunami in the Pacific Ocean and the genocide in Rwanda and Former Yugoslavia. Broadly linked to constructivism and neo-institutionalism, this book also looks at the impact of these cooperation policies on the governance of the present global system.


Contents

List of Tables and Figures
List of Acronyms
Note on the Contributors
Preface
Introduction
PART I: THEORIES AND APPROACHES
Humanitarian and Emergency Policies and the Change of the Global Political System; F.Attinà
Disasters: A Short History of Social Science and World Policy Perspectives; S.Revet
Theoretical Departures to Disasters and Emergencies; M.Aaltola
The Nexus between Security, Development and Humanitarianism: A Critical Appraisal to Multidimensional Peace Missions; M.R.Freire, P.D.Lopes & D.Nascimento
Risk Societies in World Politics: Overcoming Disasters Together; N.Vanaga
PART II: CASE STUDIES
Catastrophe and Containment - A Critical Analysis of the U.S. Response to the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti Annica Moore
The United Nations – European Union Co-operation in Aid, Relief and Reconstruction. The Haiti Case; C.Morsut & M.Iturre
The Politics of Disaster. Coping with 'Humanitarianism' in Post-tsunami Sri Lanka; M.Benadusi
The UN and Genocide: A Comparative Analysis of Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia; S.Stein
Humanitarian NGOs in Peacebuilding and Reconstruction Operations; D.Irrera
'TragiCIMICal': An Attempt at Civil and Military Cooperation in Lebanon; R.F.Sapienza
Concluding Remarks
References


Authors

FULVIO ATTINA is Professor of Political Science and International Relations, and the Jean Monnet Chair of European Union Politics at the University of Catania, Italy. Former Director of the Department of Political Studies and President of the Italian Association of Political Science, he has served in the governing bodies of the European Consortium for Political Research and the International Studies Association. Visiting Professor at Universities in the United States, Mexico, Russia, Pakistan, China, and Europe. He is co-editor of Multilateral Security and ESDP Operation (2010) and The Barcelona Process and Euro-Mediterranean issues from Stuttgard to Marseille (2001).