Humanitarian multi-track diplomacy: Conceptualizing the Definitive, Particular, and Critical Role of Diplomatic Function in Humanitarian Action

Michael David Clark

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    Abstract

    The 450,000 aid professionals around the world have something in common.Regardless of their role – and context of their work – they practice diplomacy in order to deliver effective aid. In the last few years there has been a growing recognition that diplomatic function is an essential element in humanitarian aid. Many agree humanitarian effectiveness depends on diplomacy. Some would even argue that without the practice of diplomacy humanitarian action could not exist. This research proposes how this practice is best conceptualized and operationalized in order to achieve effective humanitarian action.
    Translated title of the contributionMeersporige Humanitaire Diplomatie: Het conceptualiseren van de eensluidende, bijzondere en kritische rol van diplomatie in het veld van humanitaire actie
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Groningen
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Zwitter, Andrej, Supervisor
    • Herman, Joost, Supervisor
    Award date2-Jul-2018
    Place of Publication[Groningen]
    Publisher
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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