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The Politics of ‘Proximity’ and Performing Humanitarianism in Eastern DRC
Myfanwy James

fraud which occurred without ‘expat supervision’: fuel or mechanic parts being sold on the side, or irregularities in pharmacy stocks. In other cases, foreign staff were concerned that ‘ethnic alliances’ would be prioritised over the ‘MSF behaviour’. After tensions within the team and the discovery of a system of fraud in one project, the ‘expat’ team concluded that the national team ‘know the principles very well, but prioritise their own benefit (power, position, money) and their ethnicity over MSF’: they are ‘embedded in society’ ( MSF-OCA, 2014a ). The

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Uses and Misuses of International Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian Principles
Rony Brauman

humanitarian a spirit as their self-funded counterparts. It does, however, force them to submit intervention decisions to their funders for evaluation, for example, and sometimes to end a programme not because it has become unnecessary but because the funding has run out and cannot be renewed. Even organisations funded by individual donors, who have full control over their money, cannot claim to be independent in the usual sense of the word – that is, free to decide how to use their

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From the Global to the Local
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

those Palestinians who rely on UNRWA-provided services and by UNRWA’s Palestinian employees. Nonetheless, these impacts continue to be erased from view by a contract and risk-management culture that maintains the primacy of international (read: non-Palestinian) actors and ideological priorities. In the context of UNRWA’s institutional adaptation to long-standing financial crises, a push for cost-efficiency and the desire to maximise ‘value for money’ (and shift responsibility for refugees to ‘local’ actors), have all been characterised by the

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Debates Surrounding Ebola Vaccine Trials in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
Myfanwy James, Joseph Grace Kasereka, and Shelley Lees

than locals ( GEC, 2020 ). Inflated salaries and instances of corruption gave the impression that responders had incentives to prolong the outbreak, or even invent Ebola altogether as a business to enrich Kinshasa elites and the international non-governmental organisations competing for donor money ( GEC, 2020 ). The epidemic also unfolded in a turbulent political environment: President Joseph Kabila postponed elections from 2016 until December 2018 in an

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Visual Advocacy in the Early Decades of Humanitarian Cinema
Valérie Gorin

. 10 See, for example, the report from the journalist Sir Philip Gibbs: ‘One thing I can say with certainty to dispel the doubts of many people whose sense of charity is killed by dreadful suspicion. It is absolutely certain that any money and any food sent out to Russia for famine relief will actually reach the suffering children, and not be seized by the Soviet government for the use of Red soldiers or their own officials. I saw the handling of the famine relief from port of Riga to the hunger zone away beyond the Volga’ ( 1921 : 104). Works Cited

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The Politics of Information and Analysis in Food Security Crises
Daniel Maxwell and Peter Hailey

some are more political – including direct interference, minders, intimidation of field teams, limiting or prohibiting access, creating real and imagined security obstacles and bureaucratic hindrances. These come from several sources: governments who do not want the depth of a crisis to be exposed, donors who do not wish to investigate deeply the impact of counter-terrorism restrictions or who expect to see ‘results’ from the money

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Interpreting Violence on Healthcare in the Early Stage of the South Sudanese Civil War
Xavier Crombé and Joanna Kuper

mosque yard then broke the mosque windows and demanded money and mobile phones from the people who had locked themselves inside. A second group came in the afternoon and, after robbing civilians, opened fire on the crowd. At some point, Ethiopian and Eritrean traders and their families were separated from the people identified as Darfuri and allowed to leave the mosque before the shooting resumed. It was only then that the intervention of the opposition higher command took

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German Responses to the June 2019 Mission of the Sea-Watch 3
Klaus Neumann

recognise that the obligation to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean has nothing to do with their particular motivation for migrating or degree of suffering, but that it is the outcome of their being human. This conviction prompts people to attend rallies, donate money for organisations like Sea-Watch, and demand that local administrations commit to accommodating additional refugees. In their campaigns, Seebrücke and NGOs like Sea-Watch have focused on the issue of rights, and tried to avoid the language of compassion. The media has similarly portrayed Rackete as an

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Karl Polanyi (1886–1964) returned to public discourse in the 1990s, when the Soviet Union imploded and globalization erupted. Best known for The Great Transformation, Polanyi’s wide-ranging thought anticipated twenty-first-century civilizational challenges of ecological collapse, social disintegration and international conflict, and warned that the unbridled domination of market capitalism would engender nationalist protective counter-movements. In Karl Polanyi and Twenty-First-Century Capitalism, Radhika Desai and Kari Polanyi Levitt bring together prominent and new thinkers in the field to extend the boundaries of our understanding of Polanyi's life and work. Kari Polanyi Levitt's opening essay situates Polanyi in the past century shaped by Keynes and Hayek, and explores how and why his ideas may shape the twenty-first century. Her analysis of his Bennington Lectures, which pre-dated and anticipated The Great Transformation, demonstrates how Central European his thought and chief concerns were. The next several contributions clarify, for the first time in Polanyi scholarship, the meaning of money as a fictitious commodity. Other contributions resolve difficulties in understanding the building blocks of Polanyi's thought: fictitious commodities, the double movement, the United States' exceptional development, the reality of society and socialism as freedom in a complex society. The volume culminates in explorations of how Polanyi has influenced, and can be used to develop, ideas in a number of fields, whether income inequality, world-systems theory or comparative political economy. Contributors: Fred Block, Michael Brie, Radhika Desai, Michael Hudson, Hannes Lacher, Kari Polanyi Levitt, Chikako Nakayama, Jamie Peck, Abraham Rotstein, Margaret Somers, Claus Thomasberger, Oscar Ugarteche Galarza.

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Author: Susan Strange

Originally released by Basil Blackwell in 1986, and then re-released by Manchester University Press in 1998, Casino capitalism is a cutting-edge discussion of international financial markets, the way they behave and the power they wield. It examines money's power for good as well as its terrible disruptive, destructive power for evil. Money is seen as being far too important to leave to bankers and economists to do with as they think best. The raison d'être of Casino Capitalism is to expose the development of a financial system that has increasingly escaped the calming influences of democratic control.

This new edition includes a powerful new introduction provided by Matthew Watson that puts the book it in its proper historical context, as well as identifying its relevance for the modern world. It will have a wide reaching audience, appealing both to academics and students of economics and globalization as well as the general reader with interests in capitalism and economic history.