Humanitarian Action in War Zones: Recent Experience and Future Research

  • Thomas G. Weiss
Part of the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague book series (ISSTH)

Abstract

The post-cold war’s initial optimism about the possibilities for human development, democratization and conflict resolution quickly yielded to more sober assessments about the prospects for international security and of multilateralism. Democratization has spread but so has micro-nationalism, fragmentation and massive human tragedies. The demise of East-West tensions did not end history but unleashed instead a far more painful period than Francis Fukuyama and others had hoped (Fukuyama 1992).

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