Un análisis crítico del espacio humanitario: entre el discurso establecido y la práctica espacial

  • Luis Enrique Eguren Fernández Universidad de Deusto
Keywords: humanitarian action, humanitarian space, critical theory, security, Lefebvre, territory

Abstract

A critical analysis of humanitarian space allows us to reflect about some of the assumptions around it and paves the way to improve humanitarian practice. This analysis starts from the critical theories around space and territory and the social production of space, and poses how humanitarian space is produced as a result of the interrelationships among powerful agents (including humanitarian actors). On this ground we can question the stereotypes around the shrinking humanitarian space due to attacks against humanitarian workers, and we can develop the concept of a «sovereignty» of humanitarian space, within which affected population should be placed.

Published online: 11 December 2017

Author Biography

Luis Enrique Eguren Fernández, Universidad de Deusto
Profesor en el Master Erasmus Mundus en Acción Humanitaria y Doctorando en el Instituto de Derechos Humanos, Universidad de Deusto
Published
2017-12-11
How to Cite
Eguren Fernández, Luis Enrique. 2017. “Un análisis crítico Del Espacio Humanitario: Entre El Discurso Establecido Y La práctica Espacial”. Deusto Journal of Human Rights, no. 10 (December), 135-52. https://doi.org/10.18543/aahdh-0-2012pp135-152.
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