Mark Duffield

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Mark Duffield teaches at the School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham, UK.


Articles by this Author
Sovereignty and Intervention After the Cold War

Over the past several years, the perception has become widespread that the world has entered a period of profound change. A main feature of this change has been some erosion of the principle of state sovereignty as a major structural feature of...

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Bosnia and the Future of Military Humanitarianism

Mark Duffield was in Bosnia and Croatia from January 9 to January 22, 1994 as part of a larger study of complex emergencies. The following is condensed from his “first impression” field report.

The war in former...

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Where Famine Is Functional

Images of African famine once again scan Western television screens, prompting a renewed search for causes and solutions. In this worried atmosphere it is easy to overlook that international relief operations have now become a widespread and...

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Absolute Distress

Most discussion of the food crisis in Africa is a model in which subsistence economies remain essentially intact and food insecurity is a transitory phenomenon, the result of external factors such as drought or war which temporarily upset the...

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