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    The politics of coherence: humanitarianism and foreign policy in the post-Cold War era

    Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2000
    Examines the idea of coherence between political and humanitarian action which emerged in the aftermath of the Rwandan experience. It analyses the evolution of the concept in the last decade and its implications for the relationship between humanitarian and political action.
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    The root causes of humanitarian emergencies

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This article aims identify the 'root causes' of complex humanitarian emergencies and means of avoiding such emergencies.What conditions cause such emergencies?
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    New Institutional theory, institutional reform and poverty reduction

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    Argues that the political underdevelopment that is characteristic of much of the ‘South’ largely results from the ways in which states have been created and political authority shaped through interactions with the wealthier ‘core’ countries in the context of global economic and political systems. Politically underdeveloped states are too independent of their own citizens.
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    Understanding and managing pastoral conflict in Kenya

    Environment Team, IDS Sussex, 2001
    This literature review explores the range of writings available concerning pastoral conflict in northern Kenya. It argues that that conflict has grown rapidly in Africa in the least three decades, and pastoral areas are among the most vulnerable. For this reason, there is an urgent need for a stocktaking of contemporary analysis of conflict.
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    Disability, poverty and development

    Department for International Development, UK, 2000
    Assesses the significance of disability as a key development issue, and its importance in relation to poverty, human rights, and the achievement of internationally agreed development targets.
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    Solidarity and soup kitchens: a review of principles and practice for food distribution in conflict

    Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2000
    This report is a review of current principles and practice for food distribution in conflict.
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    Mainstreaming security and safety management in aid agencies

    Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2001
    Looks critically at the organisational structures, management tools and policies that aid agencies are using, or could use, to improve the overall quality of their safety and security management.The briefing suggests principles for a security policy, identifies types of management systems for strengthening safety and security currently in practice, explores their strengths and weaknesses.
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    Paper tiger, hidden dragons: the responsibility of international financial institutions for Indonesian forest destruction, social conflict and the financial crisis of Asia Pulp & Paper

    Friends of the Earth, 2001
    This report documents the environmental and social impacts of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), assesses the role of international financial institutions in fuelling APP’s unsustainable and damaging operations and examines the link between this unsustainable practice and APP's financial crisis.Financial institutions should acknowledge that it is far more than the financial failure of APP that proves tha
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    Paradise is a bazaar?: greed, creed, grievance and governance

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This study examines the relative merits of grievance-based explanations of civil conflict that stress 'Malthusian crises', and 'creed-related,' civilizational clashes against competing propositions of greed- and governance-related explanations.The results from maximum-likelihood analyses on approximately 139 countries over the entire post-Cold War period find little support for Malthusian propo
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    HIV/AIDS as a human security issue: a gender perspective

    United Nations [UN] Division for the Advancement of Women, 2000
    The HIV/AIDS epidemic today is not simply a health issue. Its spread and impact cuts across all levels of society causing important consequences for human security.

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