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Post-war aid: patterns and purposes

A recent report by the World Bank reiterates the widely-held view that donor agencies commit large amounts of funding in the immediate post-conflict phase, only for this to taper off to more `normal' levels once the crisis is over. The World Bank criticis ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:52

The humanitarian responsibilities of the United Nations Security Council: ensuring the security of the people

The United Nations Charter confers on the Security Council prime responsibility for maintaining international peace and security. Yet these very concepts are undergoing radical change. More than the absence of war, peace has come to mean harmony both with ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:58

Women and conflict transformation: influences, roles, and experiences

At first glance it would appear that despite women's vital participation in peace-making processes, they are for the most part marginalised or belittled. However, moving away from the idea of women as outsiders and/or victims, we find evidence of their in ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:10

The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century

Author:  Helton, Arthur C. Publisher:  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, IS ...

Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 20:49

In the Mountains of Morazan: Portrait of a Returned Refugee Community in El Salvador

Author:  Macdonald, Mandy and Mike Gatehouse Issue:  ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-08 09:17

Struggles for systems that nourish: southern Africa civil society contributions and challenges to the creation of flourishing societies

This paper discusses the concept, contexts, evolution, contributions, and challenges of civil society in the southern Africa based on three case studies of Malawi, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. It concludes by identifying common patterns and their implica ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2013-11-18 13:33

Refugee repatriation during conflict: protection and post-return assistance

This article reports on the findings of the International Study of Spontaneous Voluntary Repatriation, begun by the authors in 1986, and involving case studies on return to countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It discusses the lack of recognition ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54

The psycho-social effects of conflict in the Third World

In current armed conflicts around the world, over 90 per cent of casualties are civilians. This article reviews medical and anthropological evidence of the psychosocial effects of extreme experiences such as torture, mutilation, rape, and the violent disp ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:04

Visions of Solidarity: US Peace Activists in Nicaragua from War to Women’s Activism and Globalization

Author:  Weber, Clare Publisher:  Lexington Books, 2006, ISBN: 978-0-7391-1718-7 ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-05 18:58

War’s Offensive on Women: The Humanitarian Challenge in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan

Author:  Mertus, Julie A. Publisher:  Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 2000, ISB ...

Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 20:51