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The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason

Monika Krause


Since the late 1980s humanitarianism – the immediate relief of suffering in the name of respect for human dignity – has come to dominate western responses to distant suffering. Whether it is a sudden disaster or a long-running crisis, we look to NGOs like the Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, CARE, and Save the Children to help. Based on interviews with managers in the headquarters of the largest Western relief NGOs, The Good Project describes the organizational routines and practical constraints that determine who gets aid and who does not. The book argues that humanitarian NGOs have come ... More

Keywords: humanitarian relief, NGOs, humanitarian relief NGOs, humanitarianism, field, project-management, organizational routines, distant suffering, project, indirect domination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226131221
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226131535.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monika Krause, author