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By Timothy Garton Ash

Publish yr note: First released in 2004

"We, the loose, face a frightening chance. earlier generations may perhaps in simple terms dream of a unfastened international. Now we will be able to start to make it."

In his welcome replacement to the rampant pessimism approximately Euro-American kinfolk, award-winning historian Timothy Garton Ash stocks an inspiring imaginative and prescient for the way the U.S. and Europe can collaborate to advertise a loose world.

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the West has plunged into problem. Europe attempts to outline itself against the USA, and the USA more and more regards Europe as complex and inappropriate. what's to develop into of what we used to name "the unfastened world"? half historical past, half manifesto, Free international offers either a scintillating overview of our present geopolitical drawback and a very important argument for the way forward for liberty and the shared values of the West.

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By analyzing the factors that make up the livelihoods of communities and households, aid organizations can detect and support the positive aspects and at the same time try to diminish vulnerabilities. This is very much dependent on the vulnerability context that consists of contextual trends and shocks that influence livelihoods. Based on the analysis of the above, the SLF should provide guidance for intervention. 4, a livelihoods analysis, if done properly, consists of an in-depth study of all these factors.

Finally, in terms of programming advice, the approaches give opportunities to identify marginalized groups in society as potential target groups for aid and to decide on appropriate ways to help address the causes of their marginalization. The approaches also provide options to think through the impact of humanitarian aid on the dynamics of conflict. Moreover, such an approach resembles very much the actor analysis for purposes of organizational risk and safety management as recommended in the HPN Good Practice Review (2010).

3 The progression of vulnerability (source: Wisner et al. 2012: 23). "%"&"! '"!  Hazards Existing frameworks 23 shelters or monitoring systems. One could also try to influence the dynamic pressures by providing training or supporting institutions. Finally one could attempt to impact on root causes by addressing lack of access to power, for example. 3, the Pressure and Release model is quite extensive, providing a detailed overview and elaboration of potential factors that can explain vulnerability to disaster.

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