Category: Aid

Ethics and Security in Extinction

Extinction is not just a matter of life and death, it is the hinge between existence and non-being. Today, the rising threat of mass extinction poses an unprecedented challenge for security, and to the ontology and ethics that attend it.

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Volunteer Aid and Tourism – A Critical Overview

Drawing from his own experiences in Timor Leste, Simon Katterl critically evaluates the structural flaws of the volunteer aid and tourism trend, known as ‘voluntourism’. The author argues there is a lack of accountability available to the recipients of aid – if the aid organisation fails, there is no recourse for aid recipients. While aid organisations must self-impose such regulations, it is currently unclear what ethos prevail in ‘voluntourism’.