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  • Gender and International Aid in Afghanistanby Lina Abirafeh

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    Afghanistan has become home to one of the largest gender-focused aid interventions in the aftermath of 9/11, with foreign aid agencies using Afghan women as a barometer of social change and political progress. Through the lens of gendered aid intervention, this book seeks to understand how the promise of freedom has largely fallen short--for both men... more...

  • Fundraising Ideasby Molly Russell

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    This book is written to assist those planning a fund-raising event, especially for those new to fund-raising, to share hints and ideas to help lead them around some of the pitfalls. Although tackling a fundraising event seems a daunting task to many, Molly Russell's light hearted approach shows that with careful planning, a little hard work and a... more...

  • Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experienceby Claire Magone; Michael Neuman; Fabrice Weissman

    Hurst 2012; US$ 16.99

    From international NGOs to UN agencies, from donors to observers of humanitarianism, opinion is unanimous: in a context of the alleged "clash of civilizations", our "humanitarian space" is shrinking. Put another way, the freedom of action and of speech of humanitarians is being eroded due to the radicalisation of conflicts and the... more...

  • Moving Mountainsby Claire Bertschinger

    Transworld 2011; US$ 15.98

    One of the most enduring images of the Ethiopian famine that shocked the world in 1984 was that of the young International Red Cross nurse who, surrounded by thousands of starving people and with limited supplies, had the terrible task of choosing which children to feed, knowing that those she turned away might not last the night. That nurse was... more...

  • Humanitarian Interventionby Thomas G. Weiss; Gareth Evans

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    A singular development of the post Cold-War era is the use of military force to protect human beings. From Rwanda to Kosovo, Sierra Leone to East Timor, and more recently Libya to Côte d'Ivoire, soldiers have rescued some civilians in some of the world's most notorious war zones. Could more be saved? Drawing on over two decades of research, Thomas... more...

  • Buying a Better Worldby Anna Porter

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 9.99

    George Soros is a billionaire and a philanthropist, a social activist who uses his wealth to champion social causes and change the world. With access to Soros and his Open Society Foundations, Anna Porter examines the growth of the man and the organization, the causes he has championed, and his successes and failures. more...

  • Charity Caseby Dan Pallotta

    Wiley 2012; US$ 29.95

    A blueprint for a national leadership movement to transform theway the public thinks about giving Virtually everything our society has been taught about charityis backwards. We deny the social sector the ability to grow becauseof our short-sighted demand that it send every short-term dollarinto direct services. Yet if the sector cannot grow, it... more...

  • Mama Jude: An Australian Nurse's Extraordinary Other Life in Africaby Michael Sexton; Judy Steel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 18.61

    An Australian nurse's extraordinary other life in Africa Despite plans to enjoy her retirement after working as a nurse for over three decades, Judy Steel found herself in Uganda, at the age of 58, providing medical aid to some of Africa's most disadvantaged people. Since 2000, she has returned every year for several months at a time, establishing... more...

  • Spaces of Aidby Lisa Smirl

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 28.95

    A landmark work that - through analysing the three key symbolic sites of the grand hotel, the SUV and the compound - shows why we urgently need to think differently about humanitarian theory and practice. more...

  • I Believe in ZEROby Caryl M. Stern

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    Caryl Stern is an inspiration for anyone contemplating a life of service. Throughout her travels, whether to war zones, the sites of humanitarian or natural disasters, or to distant places where UNICEF has been working away for the long haul, she has always taken the time to talk to children, families and communities, to understand their lives and... more...