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The History and Practice of Humanitarian Intervention and Aid in Africa

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Bronwen Everill, Josiah Kaplan (Editor)

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages250
ISBN (Print)9781137270016
PublishedJun 2013

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Abstract

Ambitious humanitarian military, economic and social interventions, undertaken by Western actors acting in defence of liberal values, have today become indelible features of Africa's engagement with the world. Yet the continent's long, complex historical relationship with Western humanitarian intervention, dating back to the origins of imperial engagement with the continent, is often overlooked in the study of contemporary African security and development issues.

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