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The universality of humanitarianism: A questioned concept?

Maley, William


There is no doubt that the idea of humanitarianism is extremely complex. There are a number of reasons why this is the case. One is undoubtedly that there are a range of different interpreters who have offered their own understandings of humanitarianism as part of an ongoing discussion about its significance. A second, however, is that the idea of humanitarianism is built around a number of other complex ideas which are often not examined as closely as they should be, at least when...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Keynotes
Book Title: Cultures of humanitarianism: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific
Access Rights: Open Access


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