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Humanitarianism

  • By: James Dawes & Rebecca Sheff
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Humanitarianism—the practice of caring for distant strangers—is an ethical action that is global in reach. It is distinct from many kinds of charity and philanthropy because it implies an ethical obligation, a prioritization of urgent and temporary crises, and often a ...

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