Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) & the Military in Complex Emergencies~Collision of Mindsets


Finegan, Rory (2014) Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) & the Military in Complex Emergencies~Collision of Mindsets. Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis, 1 (2). ISSN 2009-7170

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Abstract

This paper offers a perspective on the relationship between Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the military in modern complex Peace Operations, whether or not mandated by the United Nations (UN). The relationship between the two has often been marked by acrimony and mutual exchange of accusations for the claimed lack of success for advancing a joint agenda nested within the Comprehensive Approach. It suggests that the need for cooperation and mutually agreeable objectives between both sets of actors has never been more pressing. The paper further argues that much of this ‘Collision of Mindsets’ is predicated on fundamental ‘fault lines’ of cultural differences accentuated by a lack of understanding or unwillingness to see the others perspective, and that, correspondingly, each needs to actively embrace an agreed Modus Vivendi so both can share and cooperate on the stage of modern crisis management/humanitarian scenarios.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Non-Governmental Organisations; NGOs; Military; Complex Emergencies; Peace Operations;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Edward M Kennedy Institute
Item ID: 5051
Depositing User: Kennedy Institute
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2014 14:55
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis
Publisher: Maynooth Academic Publishing
Refereed: Yes
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