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Why Humanitarian Emergencies Occur

Insights from the Interface of State, Democracy and Civil Society

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  • Publication date: November 1998
  • Page count: 28
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 98.III.A.43

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Why Humanitarian Emergencies Occur explores reasons why emergencies have been so substantial in the 1990s. It uses economic analysis, as well as political analysis, to explain the causes of humanitarian emergencies and how failures of democratization and the lack of development of a civil society contribute to an increased incidence of humanitarian emergencies. The publication is part of the Research for Action series which discusses policy-oriented research on the main strategic issues of development and international cooperation, as well as on the interaction between domestic and global changes.