Amidst the Debris: Humanitarianism and the End of Liberal Order
14 July 2021, 3:00 pm–4:30 pm
The event is jointly organised by the DPU, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester, Save the Children's Humanitarian Affairs Team and Hurst Publishers.
In recent years, liberal norms and institutions associated with the post-Cold War moment have been challenged by a visceral and affective politics. This has provoked the production of a considerable body of angsty writing on the state of liberalism. Bringing together intellectuals and aid workers, this book interrogates assumptions about liberal order and its putative collapse through discussion of one of its defining features: humanitarianism.
It addresses three main questions: i) How should we understand the relationship between Western humanitarianism, in its contemporary form, and liberal order? ii) Is this really the end of liberal order? iii) To what extent do challenges to liberal order pose a threat to humanitarianism?
Join us for the launch event and participate in a discussion about the book and its relevance to the big political and moral questions of our time.
Juliano Fiori (Save the Children UK) – Editor
Nimmi Gowrinathan (The City College of New York) – Contributing author
Olivia U. Rutazibwa (The London School of Economics and Political Science) – Contributing author
Simon Reid-Henry (Queen Mary University of London) – Contributing author
Charlotte Lydia Riley (University of Southampton) – Discussant
The book can be purchased in the UK on Hurst website with 25% discount code: DEBRIS25 OR on Book Depository for free delivery in Europe
Photo credit: Wreckage and debris are seen at the quake-hit Petobo village in Palu on 11 October 2018. (Olagondronk/AFP)