The Red Cross movement: Myths, practices and turning points.

Neville Wylie (Editor), Melanie Oppenheimer (Editor), James Crossland (Editor)

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Abstract

This book offers new insights into the history of the Red Cross Movement, the world's oldest humanitarian body originally founded in 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland. Incorporating new research, the book re-imagines and re-evaluates the Red Cross as a global institutional network. It is the first book of its kind to focus on the rise of the Red Cross and analyses the emergence of humanitarianism through a series of turning points, practices and myths. The book explores the three elements that make up the Red Cross Movement - the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent formerly known as the League of Red Cross Societies (both based in Geneva) and the 191 national societies. The book will be invaluable for students, lecturers, humanitarian workers, and those with a general interest in this highly recognizable and respected humanitarian brand.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages305
ISBN (Electronic)9781526133533
ISBN (Print)9781526133519
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameHumanitarianism: Key Debates & New Approaches
PublisherManchester University Press

Keywords

  • Red Cross
  • Red Cross Movement
  • humanitarian movements
  • humanitarian organisations
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent
  • League of Red Cross Societies
  • Development studies
  • International relations

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