Liesbet Heyse, Andrej Zwitter, Rafael Wittek, Joost Herman (eds) (2014). Humanitarian Crises, Intervention and Security: A Framework for Evidence-based Programming (London: Routldege).
This book presents a new framework of analysis to assess natural and man-made disasters and humanitarian crises, and the feasibility of interventions in these complex emergencies. The past half-century has witnessed a dramatic increase in such crises - such as in Haiti, Iraq and Sudan - and this volume aims to pioneer a theory-based, interdisciplinary framework that can assist students and practitioners in the field to acquire the skills and expertise necessary for evidence-based decision-making and programming in humanitarian action. It has four major objectives:
- To provide a tool for diagnosing and understanding complex emergencies, and build on the concepts of state security and human security to provide a ‘Snap-Shot Analysis’ of the status quo;
- To provide a tool for analysing the causes of crises as well as the related stakeholder field;
- To provide a frame to structure and analyse the information required to evaluate, monitor and/or design interventions for different actors on a project and/or programme level;
- To combine concepts used in the humanitarian field with underlying theory in a practically relevant way.
The book will be of much interest to students of humanitarian intervention, human security, peacebuilding, development studies, peace studies and IR in general.
Table of Content
Introduction: The Need for Evidence-based Programming in Humanitarian Action, Liesbet Heyse, Andrej Zwitter, Rafael Wittek and Joost Herman
- Existing frameworks for humanitarian crisis analysis, Liesbet Heyse
- Context analysis and securitization, Andrej Zwitter and Joost Herman
- From theory to analysis: H-AID methodology, Rafael Wittek and Andrej Zwitter
- Conducting a Comprehensive Context Analysis (CCA), Andrej Zwitter
- The political context, Chris K. Lamont
- The economic context, Fleur S. Mulder and Bartjan J.W. Pennink
- The social context, Cécile W.J. de Milliano and Barbara Boudewijnse
- The health and food context, Rensia R. Bakker
- The environmental context, Peter D.M. Weesie
- From context analysis to intervention design, Liesbet Heyse
- Stakeholder analysis: towards feasible interventions, Rafael Wittek
- Monitoring, evaluation and learning in humanitarian organizations, Chamutal Afek-Eitam and Adriaan Ferf
Conclusion, Liesbet Heyse, Andrej Zwitter, Rafael Wittek and Joost Herman