© 2002

The Prevention of Humanitarian Emergencies

  • E. Wayne Nafziger
  • Raimo Väyrynen

Part of the Studies in Development Economics and Policy book series (SDEP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Preventing Humanitarian Emergencies — Asking the Questions

  3. The Political Economy of Preventing Humanitarian Emergencies

  4. International Economic Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Christopher Cramer, John Weeks
      Pages 43-61
  5. Domestic Economic Responses

  6. Governmental and Non-Governmental Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Richard Sandbrook
      Pages 151-172
    3. Helge Hveem
      Pages 173-192
    4. Thomas G. Weiss
      Pages 211-231
    5. Andrew Clapham
      Pages 232-252
    6. Raimo Väyrynen
      Pages 269-278
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 279-322

About this book


Since the end of the cold war, civil wars and state violence have escalated, resulting in thousands of deaths. This book provides a toolbox for donors, international agencies and developing countries to prevent humanitarian emergencies. The emphasis is on long-term rather than mediation or reconstruction after the conflict ensues.


adjustment civil war Cold War conflict democratization Developing Countries economy geopolitics globalization media mediation organization organizations prevention violence

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Wayne Nafziger
    • 1
  • Raimo Väyrynen
    • 2
  1. 1.Kansas State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace StudiesUniversity of Notre DameUSA

About the editors

E. Wayne Nafziger is University Distinguished Professor of Economics at Kansas State University.

Raimo Väyrynen is Professor of Government and International Studies and Director, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

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