New Humanitarianism

Britain and Sierra Leone, 1997–2003

  • Authors
  • Tanja Schümer

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Development book series (PSD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tanja Schümer
    Pages 1-25
  3. Tanja Schümer
    Pages 26-53
  4. Tanja Schümer
    Pages 149-170
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 171-204

About this book


In 1998 the UK adopted a policy of 'new humanitarianism' to address the shortcomings of humanitarian assistance. Sierra Leone became a test case. This book provides an analysis of this approach, placing the experience of Sierra Leone in context with Sudan and Iraq, and showing how the policy affects the future of international humanitarian policy.


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