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The Golden Fleece delves into questions that are rarely asked and seldom answered. It examines the impact of manipulation on the effectiveness of humanitarian action. The tension between fundamental humanitarian values – the prioritization of life-saving over all other considerations – and political or economic agendas is not new. Relief work has long been subject to manipulation by governments, warlords, public opinion, disembodied realpolitik, and to the calculations of humanitarians themselves. As Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire notes in his Foreward, “the sacrosanct principles of neutrality and humanitarian space have been used and abused by many in ways which ultimately benefit killers rather than the victims of armed conflict.”
By Catley, A., Lind, J., and Scoones, I. (2013) Development at teh Margins. Pastoralism in the Horn of Africa. In: Catley, A., Lind, J. and Scoones, I. (eds.) Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins Routledge, Abingdon and New York
Larry Minear, a researcher at the Center until his retirement in 2006, has published a book, Through Veterans’ Eyes: The Iraq and Afghanistan Experience (Potomac Books, 2010). The narrative is based on interviews conducted by Minear himself, supplemented with eye-witness … Read More
By Peter Walker and Daniel Maxwell. 2009. Series on Global Institutions. London: Routledge.
By D. Abebe, A. Catley, B. Admassu, and G. Bekele. (2009). In I. Scoones, J. Thomson, and R Chambers (eds.), Farmer First Revisited. Practical Action Publishing, 296-300
By Neamattolah Nojumi, Dyan Mazurana, and Elizabeth Stites. 2008. Rowman & Littlefield: Oxford & Boulder.
By Karen Jacobsen. Kumarian Press, 2005.
By Dyan Mazurana, Angela Raven-Roberts, and Jane Parpart (eds.). 2005. Rowman & Littlefield: Oxford & Boulder.
By Christopher Barrett and Daniel Maxwell. 2005. London: Routledge Press.
Where are the Girls? Girls in Fighting Forces in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Mozambique: Their Lives During and After War
By Susan McKay and Dyan Mazurana. 2004. International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, Montréal, Canada. (Published in English and French)