The Law of Armed Conflict and the Use of Force

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

Author: Frauke Lachenmann,Rüdiger Wolfrum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198784627


Page: 1472

View: 2853


This volume brings together articles on the law of armed conflict and the use of force from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, the definitive reference work on international law. It provides an invaluable resources for scholars, students, and practitioners of international humanitarian law, giving an accessible, thorough overview of all aspects of the field. Each article contains cross-references to related articles, and includes a carefully selected bibliography of the most important writings and primary materials as a guide to further reading. The Encyclopedia can be used by a wide range of readers. Experienced scholars and practitioners will find a wealth of information on areas that they do not already know well as well as in-depth treatments on every aspect of their specialist topics. Articles can also be set as readings for students on taught courses.

The Media and Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa

Whose News?

Author: Lena von Naso

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351271784

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

View: 1636


News coverage on Africa is closely connected not only with how Western audiences see the continent, but also with how a wide Western audience builds its opinion on issues that carry consequences for the public's and governments' support and policy towards development aid. The Western media reinforce a picture of a continent that drowns in chaos, is dominated by conflicts, diseases, corruption and failed democratisation. Whose interests lie behind that? How does foreign news on sub-Saharan Africa emerge, which actors are relevant in its making, and on the basis of what interests do these actors shape the coverage that is then presented as 'neutral information' to a broad international audience? Closely examining the relationship between foreign correspondents of international news media and humanitarian organisations, Lena von Naso shows how the aid and media sectors cooperate in Africa in a unique way. Based on more than 70 interviews with foreign correspondents and aid workers operating across Africa, the book argues that the changing nature of foreign news and of aid is forcing them to form a deep co-dependency that is having a serious and largely unnoticed effect on Western news coverage. This comprehensive examination of a new paradigm will interest students and scholars of media and journalism, African studies, development and humanitarian studies and the aid and media communities operating across Africa.

Humanitarianism and Media

1900 to the Present

Author: Johannes Paulmann

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785339621

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

View: 3191


From Christian missionary publications to the media strategies employed by today’s NGOs, this interdisciplinary collection explores the entangled histories of humanitarianism and media. It traces the emergence of humanitarian imagery in the West and investigates how the meanings of suffering and aid have been constructed in a period of evolving mass communication, demonstrating the extent to which many seemingly new phenomena in fact have long historical legacies. Ultimately, the critical histories collected here help to challenge existing asymmetries and help those who advocate a new cosmopolitan consciousness recognizing the dignity and rights of others.

Arbeit, Organisation und Mobilität

Eine grenzüberschreitende Perspektive

Author: Martina Maletzky,Martin Seeliger,Manfred Wannöffel

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593398877

Category: Social Science

Page: 534

View: 8506


Arbeit, Organisation und Mobilität lassen sich in einer globalisierten Welt kaum noch getrennt voneinander betrachten. Dies nehmen die Autorinnen und Autoren zum Anlass, die Erkenntnisse der Arbeits-, Organisations- und Migrationssoziologie aus subdisziplinärer Perspektive zu untersuchen. Der Band eröffnet damit einen neuen Blick auf zentrale Gegenstände sozialwissenschaftlicher Forschung.