The Golden Fleece: Manipulation and Independence in Humanitarian Action

Book Review

Donini, Antonio (2013) Review of Review of Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, ed., The Golden Fleece: Manipulation and Independence in Humanitarian Action, in Journal of Peace Research 50(3): 426–427.

​An important contribution to the expanding library of meta-analysis of humanitarian action, the key idea underpinning The Golden Fleece is that there has never been a golden age of humanitarian action. Instead, there has always been a gap between the aspiration to a set of ideals (humanity, impartiality, neutrality, and independence) and the political and practical reality of instrumentalization.

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Authors

Editors

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Research Professor