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Thinking in an Emergency - (Amnesty International Global Ethics) by Elaine Scarry (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 157

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Disasters & Disaster Relief

Series Title: Amnesty International Global Ethics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Author: Elaine Scarry

Language: English

Street Date: April 9, 2012
TCIN: 78569710
UPC: 9780393340587
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-0376

Description

In Thinking in an Emergency, Elaine Scarry lays bare the realities of emergency politics and emphasizes what she sees as the ultimate ethical concern: equality of survival. She reveals how regular citizens can reclaim the power to protect one another and our democratic principles. Government leaders sometimes argue that the need for swift national action means there is no time for the population to think, deliberate, or debate. But Scarry shows that clear thinking and rapid action are not in opposition. Examining regions as diverse as Japan, Switzerland, Ethiopia, and Canada, Scarry identifies forms of emergency assistance that represent thinking at its most rigorous and remarkable. She draws on the work of philosophers, scientists, and artists to remind us of our ability to assist one another, whether we are called upon to perform acts of rescue as individuals, as members of a neighborhood, or as citizens of a country."
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