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Humanitarian Economics : War, Disaster and the Global Aid Market (Hardcover) (Gilles Carbonnier)

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The booming global humanitarian market is worth billions of dollars a year, yet the demand for, and provision of, humanitarian assistance for those affected by wars and disasters rarely if ever converges. In parallel, 'humanitarian economics' has emerged as a new field of study and practice, one that encompasses the economics and political economy of war, disaster, terrorism and humanitarianism.Carbonnier's book is the first to present humanitarian economics to a wider readership, he seeks to define its parameters, explain its utility and convince us why it matters. Among the issues he discusses are: how are emotions and altruism incorporated within a rational-choice framework? How do the economics of war and terrorism inform humanitarians' negotiations with combatants, and shed light on the role of aid in conflict? What do catastrophe bonds and risk-linked securities mean for disaster response? How does the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon illustrate the challenges of assessing needs in an urban, middle-income country environment? What are the pros and cons of opting for cash assistance rather than material aid?As more actors enter the humanitarian marketplace, including private firms, Carbonnier's revealing portrayal is especially timely, as is his critique of the transformative power of crises.
Number of Pages: 290
Genre: Business + Money Management, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Gilles Carbonnier
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2016
TCIN: 51651993
UPC: 9780190491543
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-4352
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