Civil-military relations: No Room for Humanitarianism in comprehensive approaches

This paper seeks to outline a number of issues arising from the politicisation and militarisation of aid resulting from the use of comprehensive approaches, and to highlight the new challenges that this trend poses for civilian populations and non governmental organizations (NGOs).

Through the examination of the Afghanistan case, it aims to explain some of the reasons for NGOs criticism of comprehensive approaches and their reluctance to collaborate with military actors.

  • Countries: Albania
  • Co-authors: Stephen Cornish, Marit Glad
  • Published: May 2008

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