The Politics and Policies of Relief, Aid and Reconstruction

Contrasting approaches to disasters and emergencies


Innovation in the world's institutions and global politics as well as in the physical environment and practices of the contemporary societies has raised the need for specific and up-to-date knowledge about the politics and policies of relief, aid and reconstruction. This book advances the political analysis of international disaster policies which have been mostly in the domain of other social sciences. Exploring the formation of this field of study, this collection analyses the most recent disaster events including the Haiti earthquake, the tsunami in the Pacific Ocean and the genocide in Rwanda and Former Yugoslavia. Broadly linked to constructivism and neo-institutionalism, this book also looks at the impact of these cooperation policies on the governance of the present global system.

  • Palgrave Macmillan; October 2012
  • ISBN 9781137026736
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  • Title: The Politics and Policies of Relief, Aid and Reconstruction
  • Author: Fulvio Attina (ed.)
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

About The Author

FULVIO ATTINA is Professor of Political Science and International Relations, and the Jean Monnet Chair of European Union Politics at the University of Catania, Italy. Former Director of the Department of Political Studies and President of the Italian Association of Political Science, he has served in the governing bodies of the European Consortium for Political Research and the International Studies Association. Visiting Professor at Universities in the United States, Mexico, Russia, Pakistan, China, and Europe. He is co-editor of Multilateral Security and ESDP Operation (2010) and The Barcelona Process and Euro-Mediterranean issues from Stuttgard to Marseille (2001).