Aiding Peace?

TitleAiding Peace?
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleThe Role of NGOs in Armed Conflict
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsGoodhand, J
Number of Pages256 pp.
PublisherITDG Publishing
ISBN Number1-853396-32-X
Accession Number679

Traditionally the primary function of NGOs has been confined to mitigating the effects of war by providing humanitarian aid and protection on the peripheries of violent conflict. However, in recent years there has been an increased focus on the impact of humanitarian aid in general, and to a lesser extent on the impact of aid on conflict and peace dynamics.Drawing on research and contemporary writing on conflict, NGOs, and peace-building, this book explores the topical issue of how NGOs interact with conflict and peace dynamics, and outlines the implications for improving policy and practice.Extract from the content:- Armed Conflict in Theory- Armed Conflict in Practice- Understanding Responses to Conflict: International Intervention and Aid- NGOs and the Dynamics of Conflict and Peacebuilding- Armed Conflict and the International Political and Policy Landscape- NGO Programming and Capacities for Peacebuilding- Politics, Policy and Practice

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