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

Luis Enrique Eguren Fernández

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


Keywords


humanitarian action; humanitarian space; critical theory; security; Lefebvre; territory

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18543/aahdh-0-2012pp135-152

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