Western Spectacle of Governance and the Emergence of Humanitarian World Politics by M. AaltolaWestern Spectacle of Governance and the Emergence of Humanitarian World Politics by M. Aaltola

Western Spectacle of Governance and the Emergence of Humanitarian World Politics

byM. Aaltola

Hardcover | June 17, 2009

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Humanitarianism has arguably become the key frame through which multifarious actors of world evaluate each other legitimacy and determinate their roles in the current world. Moreover, this new "humanitarian paradigm" has become an essential expression of what is meant by international community and contemporary world order behind it. 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 U.S. transformational HIV/AIDS diplomacy.

Mika Aaltola is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
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Title:Western Spectacle of Governance and the Emergence of Humanitarian World PoliticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:212 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:June 17, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230616348

ISBN - 13:9780230616349

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Table of Contents

Violent Vortexes of Compassion * Vorticity in Action: Compassions, Stimulations, and Mutual Regressions * Compassion as a Morality Drama at the Profiled EU and US Borders * Compassions at International Airports: The Hub-and-Spoke Pedagogy of the American Empire * Political Compassions under Pandemic Spectacles * Beyond Humanitarian Compassion

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“Aaltola has written an important and 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