Search results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 358 items for :

  • Manchester International Relations x
Clear All
Open Access (free)
Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation
Tom Scott-Smith

to interpreting and fulfilling human desires’ ( Aravena, 2016 : 3–4). It was the last week before the Biennale closed for the season, and I had, over the previous summer, read a great deal of enthusiastic commentary on the event and its explicitly humanitarian intentions. I was keen to see the exhibits, especially given my long-running scepticism about the ability of architects to play a useful role in humanitarianism. However, after walking through the many rooms and halls of the

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

up in international conflicts subject to the Geneva Conventions were ignored until 1949. While the codification of armed conflict, whether international or domestic, was inspired by a desire to limit the violence, it gave the generals – not surprisingly – the final say in assessing ‘military necessity’, a key concept naturally covered by humanitarian law. A few years later, the German command used the Geneva Convention to justify their violence in putting down francs

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Fabrice Weissman

the kidnappers and even if they desire to keep politics out’ ( Turner, 1998 : 145–60). As a result, discussing abductions publicly does not automatically single out a humanitarian organisation as a special target but rather as a ‘sensitive’ one – not to mention that by breaking their code of silence, these organisations could better explain their operational decisions. In MSF’s case, for example, discussing the circumstances

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
An Interview with Celso Amorim, Former Brazilian Foreign Minister
Juliano Fiori

roaring economy and a wildly popular president. Its foreign policy reflects this confidence and a desire to break free of its older constraints.’ Now, less than a decade later, weeks before a general election, Brazilian democracy is not at all stable, the country is experiencing one of its worst ever economic crises, the current presidency has a 3 per cent approval rating and there isn’t a foreign policy to speak of. How does Brazil fit into this new ‘global disorder’? Confusion in the inter-state system arguably creates opportunities, especially for

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
From the Global to the Local
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

operationally) its strategy to Palestinians on the local level. In this context, significant risks are being borne both by 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

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Open Access (free)
Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order
Stephen Hopgood

, is eroding. Both the right and the left have come to see in these liberal mechanisms barriers to the realisation of their most desired preferences (more aggressive chauvinism, more effective redistribution). Politics at the national level in the West has been shocked back into life after decades of malaise. The insistent questions are no longer technocratic but substantive, with attitudes to ‘the other’ a pivotal part of these conversations globally. In 2018, Freedom House recorded its twelfth consecutive year of decline in freedom worldwide, with

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Abstract only
The drift from representation towards solidarity
Darren Halpin

. Membership of the NFSE expanded to around 40,000 by the end of the 1970s, a level at which it remained until the 1990s. During this time, membership was recruited mostly on the basis of ideological appeal. As such, the protest type of tactics that the NFSE supplied fed their desire for advocacy to be seen to be done. But, as the NFSE leadership (at various times in this period) started to toy with a more insider style of advocacy – of building a reputation as a responsible group – the first moves to establish non-political inducements for membership emerged. By July 1980

in Groups, representation and democracy
Scott James

definitions relate almost exclusively to processes of reception. As such the study proposes the following working definition: Processes of domestic adaptation necessitated by the need or desire to incorporate policies, structures, practices, values and norms that emanate from the EU policy-making process; and by the need or desire to enhance the strategic capacity to transmit domestic preferences into the EU policy-making process. This definition has four key advantages. First, while incorporating processes of reception

in Managing Europe from home
Open Access (free)
Recognition, Vulnerability and the International
Kate Schick

inequality and domination. Pedagogy informed by this understanding of recognition is uncomfortable and unsettling: it interrogates those aspects of ourselves and our society that promote continued misrecognition. I argue that contemporary modern societies are marked by a deeply rooted desire for security and invulnerability that has worked against recognition and this refusal of recognition

in Recognition and Global Politics
Abstract only
Elizabeth Dauphinée

large in the academy. Theorizing presupposes the ability – or at least the ability to attempt – to make sense of what one witnesses, observes, hears, intuits, desires, manufactures, or hopes. For the western academic, being at large in the rest of the world for the purposes of knowledge collection and dissemination is a relatively facile accomplishment. Movement is normally a circular phenomenon, involving a lateral and hierarchical shift from here to there and back again, requiring ‘hardly more than a travel booking and permission to land; a willingness to endure a

in The ethics of researching war