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Routledge Humanitarian Studies

Edited by Alex de Waal, Thea Hilhorst

The Routledge Humanitarian Studies series in collaboration with the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) takes a comprehensive approach to the growing field of expertise that is humanitarian studies. This field is concerned with humanitarian crises caused by natural disaster, conflict or political instability and deals with the study of how humanitarian crises evolve, how they affect people and their institutions and societies, and the responses they trigger.

We invite book proposals that address, amongst other topics, questions of aid delivery, institutional aspects of service provision, the dynamics of rebel wars, state building after war, the international architecture of peacekeeping, the ways in which ordinary people continue to make a living throughout crises, and the effect of crises on gender relations.

This interdisciplinary series draws on and is relevant to a range of disciplines, including development studies, international relations, international law, anthropology, peace and conflict studies, public health and migration studies.

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  1. Human Security and Japan’s Triple Disaster

    Responding to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Edited by Paul Bacon, Christopher Hobson

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    Japan has been one of the most important international sponsors of human security, yet the concept has hitherto not been considered relevant to the Japanese domestic context. This book applies the human security approach to the specific case of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident that...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Human Security and Natural Disasters

    Edited by Christopher Hobson, Paul Bacon, Robin Cameron

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    "Human security" is an approach that rejects the traditional prioritization of state security, and instead identifies the individual as the primary referent of security. It offers a way of broadening our perspective, and recognizing that the most pressing threats to individuals do not come from...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises

    Everyday Politics of Crisis Response

    Edited by Dorothea Hilhorst

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    Humanitarian crises - resulting from conflict, natural disaster or political collapse – are usually perceived as a complete break from normality, spurring special emergency policies and interventions. In reality, there are many continuities and discontinuities between crisis and normality. What...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Paradoxes of Aid Work: Passionate Professionals
    By Silke Roth
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  2. The New Humanitarians in International Practice: Emerging actors and contested principles
    Edited by Zeynep Sezgin, Dennis Dijkzeul
    To Be Published May 29th 2015

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