IRON GATE CAPITAL Books

International Affairs

Read e-book online Between Samaritans and States: The Political Ethics of PDF

By Jennifer Rubenstein

This booklet presents the 1st book-length, English-language account of the political ethics of large-scale, Western-based humanitarian INGOs, similar to Oxfam, CARE, and medical professionals borderless. those INGOs are frequently both celebrated as 'do-gooding machines' or maligned as incompetents 'on the line to hell'. by contrast, this e-book indicates the image is extra complicated.

Drawing on political conception, philosophy, and ethics, in addition to unique fieldwork, this publication indicates that whereas humanitarian INGOs are usually perceived as non-governmental and apolitical, they're actually occasionally slightly governmental, hugely political, and infrequently 'second-best' actors. for this reason, they face 4 important moral predicaments: the matter of spattered arms, the situation of the second-best, the cost-effectiveness conundrum, and the ethical motivation trade-off.

This ebook considers what it can appear like for INGOs to navigate those predicaments in ways in which are as constant as attainable with democratic, egalitarian, humanitarian and justice-based norms. It argues that humanitarian INGOs needs to on a regular basis make deep ethical compromises. In making a choice on which compromises to make, they need to concentration totally on their total outcomes, instead of their intentions or the intrinsic worth in their actions. yet they need to interpret effects expansively,
and no longer restrict themselves to those who are amenable to specific cost-benefit research. The e-book concludes via explaining the consequences of its 'map' of humanitarian INGO political ethics for person donors to INGOs, and for the way all of us may still conceive of INGOs' function in addressing urgent global
problems.

Show description

Read or Download Between Samaritans and States: The Political Ethics of Humanitarian INGOs PDF

Similar international affairs books

Read e-book online Turkish-Greek Relations: The Security Dilemma in the Aegean PDF

The discord among Turkey and Greece has grown deeper and wider over the years, over a sequence of doubtless important matters, that have every now and then introduced the 2 nations to the threshold of battle. but in 1999 the 2 international locations opened a discussion on non-sensitive matters reminiscent of alternate, the surroundings and tourism. The reasons of the present rapprochement growth are explored during this ebook in relation either to the foreign surroundings that's more and more conducive to this growth, and the numerous family alterations that either Greece and Turkey have skilled because the finish of the chilly warfare.

Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives - download pdf or read online

Ten years in the past the subject of human smuggling and trafficking was once really new for educational researchers, even though the perform itself is particularly previous. because the first version of this quantity was once released, a lot has replaced globally, without delay impacting the phenomenon of human smuggling. Migrant smuggling and human trafficking are actually extra entrenched than ever in lots of areas, with efforts to wrestle them either mostly unsuccessful and infrequently counterproductive.

Get The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty: Oil, Ice, and Inuit PDF

Curiosity in Arctic politics is at the upward push. whereas fresh debts of the subject position a lot emphasis on weather switch or a brand new geopolitics of the quarter, the historical past of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) and Arctic politics reaches again a lot additional in time. Drawing out the advanced dating among household, Arctic, overseas and transnational Inuit politics, this publication is the 1st in-depth account of the political heritage of the ICC.

The Geopolitics of Intervention: Asia and the Responsibility by Yang Razali Kassim PDF

This publication experiences the worldwide obstacle and tensions over no matter if to interfere or to not interfere in critical civil conflicts which attempt the validity of the hot doctrine of accountability to guard or R2P. It particularly assesses R2P’s relevance for Asia, that is outlined largely during this booklet to incorporate West Asia or the center East and the region’s emergence because the so much serious chance to overseas order within the kind of the Arab Uprisings.

Additional info for Between Samaritans and States: The Political Ethics of Humanitarian INGOs

Example text

Download PDF sample

Between Samaritans and States: The Political Ethics of Humanitarian INGOs by Jennifer Rubenstein


by Ronald
4.3

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 33 votes