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Humanitarian Economics: War, Disaster, and the Global Aid Market

Gilles Carbonnier

Abstract

Linking theory with policy and practice, this book is the first to introduce humanitarian economics as an emerging field of study that encompasses the economic and political economy dimensions of war, disaster, terrorism and humanitarianism. The book illustrates how economic analysis can improve our understanding of humanitarian crises, and how it can inform humanitarian actors, be it for example in negotiating with armed groups or in capturing the ambiguous role of aid in conflict. The book addresses questions such as: how can we make sense of individual and group behaviour in situations of w ... More

Keywords: Humanitarian economics, War economies, Terrorism finance, Disaster economics, Humanitarian market, Political economy, Disaster-risk management, Business-humanitarian partnerships, Cash assistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190491543
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491543.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gilles Carbonnier, author
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva