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Title Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism : 'Caring' for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus.
Imprint Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (179 pages).
Series Routledge Critical Security Studies
Routledge Critical Security Studies.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984 -- Political and social views.
Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984.
Humanitarianism -- Political aspects -- Afghanistan.
Humanitarianism -- Political aspects -- Belarus.
Biopolitics -- Afghanistan.
Biopolitics -- Belarus.
Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 2001-
Belarus -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Since 1991
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1 'Working with Foucault after Foucault': biopolitics, governmentality and the international; 2 'New' humanitarianism as a regime of governing: context, agendas, actors and technologies; 3 'Caring' for the population of Afghanistan: the biopolitics of aid securitisation and militarisation; 4 'Caring' for the population of Belarus: problematisations that matter and Chernobyl's 'ghosts'; Conclusions; Index.
Summary This book critically analyses the changing role and nature of post-Cold War humanitarianism, using Foucault's theories of biopolitics and governmentality. It offers a compelling and insightful interpretation of the policies and practices associated with 'new humanitarianism in general, as well as of the dynamics of two specific international assistance efforts: the post-2001 conflict-related assistance effort in Afghanistan and the post-2000 Chernobyl-related assistance effort in Belarus. The central argument of the book is that 'new' humanitarianism represents a dominant regime of humanitaria.
Other Title Print version: Piotukh, Volha. Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism : 'Caring' for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015 9780415855457