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The Resource Religion, politics, and the origins of Palestine refugee relief, Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe

Religion, politics, and the origins of Palestine refugee relief, Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe

Label
Religion, politics, and the origins of Palestine refugee relief
Title
Religion, politics, and the origins of Palestine refugee relief
Statement of responsibility
Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the leading role of the Quaker American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in the United Nations relief program for Palestine Arab refugees in 1948-1950 in the Gaza Strip. It situates the operation within the context of the AFSC's attempts to exercise new influence on the separate issues of pacifism and disarmament at a time marked by US efforts to construct a Cold War security regime in the Middle East and British efforts to retain influence and bases in Arab countries. Using archival data, oral histories, diplomatic documents, and biographical and autobiographical accounts, the authors provide a detailed look at internal decision-making in an early non-governmental organization where beliefs regarding the requirement to provide refugees with skills for self-reliance clashed with intractable political and cultural realities and the realization that only full repatriation or resettlement elsewhere would solve the problem (a lesson that UNRWA and the international community learned only decades later). Faced with impossible solutions, the Quakers withdrew. The story of AFSC involvement in Gaza shows that refugee relief is always political and that humanitarianism can prolong the problems it seeks to solve"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.87/809531
Index
index present
LC call number
HV640.5.P34
LC item number
R66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Religion, politics, and the origins of Palestine refugee relief, Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: The Palestine Arab Refugee Problem and the International -- 1. Studying the Palestine Arab Refugee Problem -- 2. The Quakers and the American Friends Service Committee -- 3. The AFSC in the Middle East -- 4. AFSC in the Field: December 1948-December 1949 -- 5. AFSC and The Politics of Regional Development -- 6. AFSC, the Economic Survey Mission, and Regional Development -- 7. The AFSC and UNRWA: The End of UNRPR -- 8. International Security and the Question of 'Reintegration' -- 9. Assessing the AFSC as an Early NGO -- 10. Conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 254 pages
Isbn
9781137378163
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013026220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn855581305
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn889306694
Label
Religion, politics, and the origins of Palestine refugee relief, Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: The Palestine Arab Refugee Problem and the International -- 1. Studying the Palestine Arab Refugee Problem -- 2. The Quakers and the American Friends Service Committee -- 3. The AFSC in the Middle East -- 4. AFSC in the Field: December 1948-December 1949 -- 5. AFSC and The Politics of Regional Development -- 6. AFSC, the Economic Survey Mission, and Regional Development -- 7. The AFSC and UNRWA: The End of UNRPR -- 8. International Security and the Question of 'Reintegration' -- 9. Assessing the AFSC as an Early NGO -- 10. Conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 254 pages
Isbn
9781137378163
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013026220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn855581305
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn889306694

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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