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dc.contributor.advisorRigby, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorSellick, Patricia*
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-18T14:31:25Z
dc.date.available2009-06-18T14:31:25Z
dc.date.issued2009-06-18T14:31:25Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/2813
dc.description.abstractSave the Children Fund (SCF) was at its foundation in 1919 a value-driven organization. The values, or guiding principles, of the founding generation are the lens through which I look at the history of SCF, and the associated histories of war and peace, human rights and NGO-state relations. These guiding principles are identified as universalism, utilitarianism and optimistic pacificism. They can be understood as a paradigm to which the social community which made up the founding generation of SCF gave their assent. The first chapter locates the founding generation within the political culture of the anti-war movement. Succeeding chapters detail the metamorphosis of SCIF from a'contentious social movement into a respectable national organization. As soon as the organization adopted a national rather than a universal orientation, the coordinates of all its guiding principles shifted. In particular the optimistic pacificism of the founding generation was replaced by pessimistic defencism. It was not until after the Cold War that SCIF began to realign itself with its original guiding principles. The three guiding principles are found to be of continuing relevance. Universalism has been reasserted as a positive creed leading SCF to seize political opportunities to reach out to children from all sides. The organization has adopted a utilitarian perspective that affirms the dynamic role of young people in generating their own futures. Lastly, the primacy attached to peace by war-affected people has underlined SCFs urgent mission to uphold an optimistic belief in the possibility of peace.en
dc.description.sponsorshipVera Steele Studentship in Peace Researchen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.en
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectHuman rightsen
dc.subjectInternational Non-Governmental Organizationen
dc.subjectPacifismen
dc.subjectSave the Children Fund - Historyen
dc.subjectUniversalismen
dc.subjectUtilitarianismen
dc.subjectWaren
dc.subjectYouthen
dc.titleResponding to children affected by armed conflict: A case study of Save the Children Fund (1919-1999).en
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Peace Studiesen
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen
dc.date.awarded2001
refterms.dateFOA2018-10-25T01:36:09Z


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