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Western Spectacle of Governance and the Emergence of Humanitarian World Politics

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Mika Aaltola
    Pages 1-14
  3. Mika Aaltola
    Pages 15-38
  4. Mika Aaltola
    Pages 164-186
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 187-204

About this book


The book examines the patterns of co-option and collaboration between the ethical and political traditions of the humanitarianism in various world political spectacles: September 11th, Iraq and Afganistan, Darfur, SARS and Avian Flu, and US transformational HIV/AIDS diplomacy.


European Union (EU) governance transformation

About the authors

MIKA AALTOLA is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA.

Bibliographic information


"Aaltola has written an importantand highly stimulating book that asks serious questions about pain and the humanitarian response. Buddha's injunction to be 'compassionate' will never seem simple again." - Stephen Chan, Professor of International Relations, University of London