Humanitarianism


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Humanitarianism

The idea that persons ought to be helped, regardless of their race, class, religion, sex, or other aspects of their identity. Humanitarians send money, food, or other necessities to those in need. The term is often associated with charitable organizations. Critics claim that humanitarians have limited impact, while supporters argue that everyone should give what they can to make a larger, aggregate impact.
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Second, Oliver, again following Derrida, presents an alternative approach to humanitarianism that works on principles that are fundamentally different from the present-day humanitarian regime.
They are much more open to the complexity of things and willing to engage multiple points of view than the contemporary proponents of humanitarianism are wont to do.
A critical reading of VR's relationship with humanitarian communication, therefore, must take into account the broader historical shift in the communicative structure of humanitarianism. A defining feature of this transition, as Chouliaraki (2013) notes, is the retreat of a "theatrical structure of solidarity" and the emergence of a "mirror structure" (p.
And as the demands of humanitarianism will only grow in the twenty-first century, to leave the sector as an afterthought in the security policy arena will warrant being considered negligence.
"Back Pack's leaders had led claims to the elusive substance of humanitarianism, and in so doing had defined and justified their actions.
Kolnai insists that humanitarianism takes its bearings from an "immanent," and remarkably truncated, view of human beings--it does not acknowledge the hierarchy of goods and values that characterize the moral order and the life of the soul.
Jennifer Johnson's The Battle for Algeria provides a painstakingly researched and richly descriptive analysis of the strategic importance of medicine, human rights, and humanitarianism for Algerian nationalists' evolving and expanding political agencies, and the internationalization of their struggle during the war for independence.
Critique: A seminal work of outstanding scholarship and one that will have an enduring value for academic library Medical Anthropology, Humanitarian Studies, reference collections, as well Medical Disaster & Assistance supplemental studies lists, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Medical Humanitarianism: Ethnographies of Practice" is also a fully accessible and informative read for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in the humanitarian value of national and international provisions of medical assistance in times of national and international crisis.
Their criminal obsession has absolutely nothing to do with humanitarianism and everything to do with power play and keeping a military footprint in Syria.
Once again, the UAE proves how it uses its heart to abide by its principles of humanitarianism. The launch of Tarahamu, or the UAE Compassion campaign, is another example of how the country upholds its time-honoured tradition of offering speedy, generous and timely assistance to the most needy.
The competition is cutthroat and the sharks can be brutal, but their wisdom is undeniably beneficial, a "teach a man to fish" humanitarianism. By deliberately putting profits first, they have the best chance of helping themselves, the applicants, and the consumer.
It is all too easy to offer a whiggish history of humanitarianism and human rights, painting their spread as uncomplicated, unidirectional, and even inevitable, and celebrating this set of ideas as a marker of moral progress.
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