By Volha Piotukh

This e-book severely analyses the altering position and nature of post-Cold warfare humanitarianism, utilizing Foucault's theories of biopolitics and governmentality.


It deals a compelling and insightful interpretation of the rules and practices linked to ‘new humanitarianism usually, in addition to of the dynamics of 2 particular overseas suggestions efforts: the post-2001 conflict-related tips attempt in Afghanistan and the post-2000 Chernobyl-related assistance attempt in Belarus.



The vital argument of the ebook is that ‘new’ humanitarianism represents a dominant regime of humanitarian governing knowledgeable by means of globalising neoliberalism and is reliant on a fancy set of biopolitical, disciplinary and sovereign applied sciences. It demonstrates that, whereas the needs of humanitarian governing are particular to specific contexts, its promise of care is ordinarily followed via sovereign and/or biopolitical violences.



Making a big contribution to present scholarship on humanitarian emergencies and humanitarian motion, on biopolitics and governmentality, this publication should be of a lot curiosity to scholars and students of humanitarianism, serious safety experiences, governmentality and? diplomacy generally.

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