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Half 1: United countries, plus ça swap. Reinvigorating the foreign civil provider (2010) -- How UN principles switch the realm (2010) -- What occurred to the assumption of worldwide govt? (2009) -- relocating past North-South theatre (2009) -- global politics : continuity and alter considering 1945 (2007) / with Sam Daws -- An unchanged safeguard Council : the sky ain't falling (2005) -- half 2: Non-state actors and worldwide governance. The 'third' United countries (2009) / with Tatiana Carayannis, and Richard Jolly -- Framing international governance, 5 gaps (2009) / with Ramesh Thakur -- Governance, strong governance, and worldwide governance : conceptual and genuine demanding situations (2000) -- Pluralising international governance : analytical ways and dimensions (1995) / with Leon Gordenker -- half three: Humanitarian motion in a turbulent international. Political techniques and the accountability to guard -- The fog of humanitarianism : collective motion difficulties and learning-challenged businesses (2007) / with Peter J. Hoffman -- The humanitarian impulse (2004) -- The sundown of humanitarian intervention? The accountability to guard in a unipolar period (2004) -- The politics of humanitarian rules : few sovereign outfits (2000) -- rules, politics, and humanitarian motion (1999) -- A study word approximately military-civilian humanitarianism : extra questions than solutions (1997)

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The earliest published books on this topic are: Thomas G. , Humanitarian Emergencies and Military Help in Africa (London: Macmillan, 1990); and Leon Gordenker and Thomas G. , Soldiers, Peacekeepers and Disasters (London: Macmillan, 1991). See, for example, a recent special section on “Critical Perspectives on R2P,” Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 4, no. 1 (2010): 35–107. Robert J. Rummel, Death by Government (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1994), chapter 1. International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, The Responsibility to Protect (Ottawa: International Development Research Centre, 2001).

Ideal types are, of course, rare; and in-between “minimalists” and “maximalists” on a spectrum of political involvement and respect for traditional principles are many aid officials. This essay is part of an effort to redefine the concept of humanitarian action away from the neutral and pacifist versions that provided sensible guidance during the Cold War. The new version comprises the politicized and sometimes militarized humanitarianism that protects and assists individuals Introduction 17 without the consent of the political authorities in the territory in which abuses are commonplace.

Recruitment should return to the idealistic origins in the League of Nations and early UN secretariats. Competence should be the highest consideration rather than geographical origins—the primary justification for cronyism and patronage. Quotas, if they continue to exist, should reflect regions, not countries. In a globalizing world, origins as well as current nationality are relevant. Moreover, the onus should be put on governments to nominate only their most professionally qualified and experienced candidates—not just someone with contacts who fancies life in New York or Paris.

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