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By Jennifer Rubenstein

This e-book offers the 1st book-length, English-language account of the political ethics of large-scale, Western-based humanitarian INGOs, akin to Oxfam, CARE, and medical professionals borderless. those INGOs are frequently both celebrated as 'do-gooding machines' or maligned as incompetents 'on the line to hell'. against this, this e-book indicates the image is extra complicated.

Drawing on political conception, philosophy, and ethics, besides unique fieldwork, this booklet exhibits that whereas humanitarian INGOs are frequently perceived as non-governmental and apolitical, they're in reality occasionally a bit governmental, hugely political, and sometimes 'second-best' actors. therefore, they face 4 significant moral predicaments: the matter of spattered fingers, the situation of the second-best, the cost-effectiveness conundrum, and the ethical motivation trade-off.

This publication considers what it'll seem like for INGOs to navigate those predicaments in ways in which are as constant as attainable with democratic, egalitarian, humanitarian and justice-based norms. It argues that humanitarian INGOs needs to usually make deep ethical compromises. In picking out which compromises to make, they need to concentration totally on their total effects, instead of their intentions or the intrinsic worth in their actions. yet they need to interpret effects expansively,
and now not restrict themselves to people who are amenable to express cost-benefit research. The e-book concludes by way of explaining the results of its 'map' of humanitarian INGO political ethics for person donors to INGOs, and for the way all of us should still conceive of INGOs' position in addressing urgent global
problems.

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