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The Good ProjectHumanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason$
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Monika Krause

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780226131221

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226131535.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
The Good Project

Monika Krause

University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses humanitarian relief NGOs as one of the key mediating forces between Western audiences and distant suffering. It introduces the role fields of practice can play in governance and, building on the work of Pierre Bourdieu distinguishes the field of humanitarian relief organizations, from humanitarianism as a set of ideas and as a set of practices. It summarizes the argument that the practices of project-management and the pursuit of the good project develop dynamic of its own. It discussed the methodology and the organization of the book.

Keywords:   Bourdieu, project-management, humanitarian relief, NGOs, humanitarian relief NGOs, Field, global governance, fields of practice, distant suffering, humanitarianism

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