This major new title provides definitions, biographies and explanations detailing the key terminology, issues, people and events in the field of humanitarianism, a topic that is increasingly at the forefront of international relations. This Dictionary provides information which will be essential to all those involved in humanitarianism. A Dictionary of Humanitarianism brings together knowledge and insight from a number of different fields, such as political economy, human rights, international law, security studies, anthropology and international relations, and this multi-disciplinary approach provides a unique view of one of the most important subject areas in international relations today. Recent events such as the reconstruction of Iraq are included, making the Dictionary up-to-date on the key issues of humanitarianism today. Entries include: Bosnia, Peace Keeping, Conflict Resolution, Security Council, CAFOD, Civil War, Earthquakes,Genocide, Humanitarian Intervention, Just War, Malnutrition, Médecins Sans Frontières, Oxfam, Terrorism, and The World Bank. This book will prove valuable to journalists and researchers, staff of aid agencies and other charities, reference libraries, students and university or departmental libraries, businesses, government departments, international organizations and research institutes. The book will also provide a useful reference tool for university courses dealing with the topic of humanitarianism. The author of A Dictionary of Humanitarianism is Dr Tim Allen of the London School of Economics, who has written and contributed to many publications on the issues of humanitarianism and international development, including the books Culture and Global Change, Poverty and Development into the 21st Century, and The Media of Conflict - War Reporting and Representations of Ethnic Violence.