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Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Amanda Guidero, Maia Carter Hallward
    Pages 1-13
  3. Amanda Guidero, Maia Carter Hallward
    Pages 15-29
  4. Amanda Guidero, Maia Carter Hallward
    Pages 31-54
  5. Amanda Guidero, Maia Carter Hallward
    Pages 55-72
  6. Amanda Guidero, Maia Carter Hallward
    Pages 73-99
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 113-118

About this book

Introduction

“Why is Syria getting so much more attention than Yemen?  This book explores an acute discrepancy of attention in coverage of humanitarian crises, so we can ask with greater precision why some human beings seem to be valued more than others in our troubled world.”

Joseph G. Bock, Director, School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development, Kennesaw State University, USA

This book compares different international responses to the internal conflicts in Syria and Yemen through an examination of the coverage each conflict has received in the media. The work explores and evaluates rival explanations for why the Syrian conflict has garnered so much more attention than the Yemen conflict and the opportunities and limitations for using international law and international humanitarian law to discuss and analyze intervention. Using this assessment, the authors discuss why this differential attention matters in terms of IR theory, humanitarian response, and policy recommendations for responding to humanitarian crises. 

Amanda Guidero is Assistant Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Instructor in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program at Creighton University, USA.

Maia Carter Hallward is Professor of Middle East Politics in the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development at Kennesaw State University, USA.

Keywords

humanitarianism internal conflict Middle East Syria Yemen international relations theory international conflict management media coverage nongovernmental organizations international organizations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Interdisciplinary StudiesCreighton UniversityOmaha, NEUSA
  2. 2.School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and DevelopmentKennesaw State UniversityKennesaw, GAUSA

About the authors

Amanda Guidero is Assistant Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Instructor in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program at Creighton University, USA.

Maia Carter Hallward is Professor of Middle East Politics in the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development at Kennesaw State University, USA.

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Reviews

“Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen is a timely effort to explain a limited aspect of the crises in Yemen and Syria. The book will benefit general readers as well as those who want to get a brief overview of the nature of the conflicts in Yemen and Syria.” (Abdussamed Özbek, Insight Turkey, Vol. 22 (3), 2020)