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Unformatted text preview: conomy and make an activity like agriculture less profitable. Solving these problems through aid conditionality carries the risk of harming the poorest and most vulnerable members of society. 'Smart aid' responds to this dilemma by applying the principle of conditionality to aid that is of greatest benefit to warlords and political leaders. Incursions on national sovereignty: Governments may refuse to allow humanitarian agencies to assist their citizens and may object to conditionality of aid and development assistance, citing defense of their national sovereignty. However, there is a growing acceptance of the changing norm of sovereignty to "sovereignty as responsibility," which implies a government's responsibility for the well being of its citizens. "HUMANITARIAN" INTERVENTIONS IS POSTCOLONIAL CONTROL Priyankar Upadhyaya Fulbright Visiting Professor in the Political Science Department at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado "Human Security, Humanitarian Intervention, and Third World Concerns" Denver Journal of International Law and Policy Winter, 2004 p. 85 The increasing use of humanitarian grounds for intervention has expectedly raised apprehensions in the postcolonial states of the Third World, including countries like China, India, and Malaysia. This has much to do with their experience with the colonial interventions. As remarks Johan Galtung " ... the tradition of interventionism has a bad name, reminiscent of the punitive expeditions by colonial powers in general, and the UK in particular, to punish the colonized and protect the settlers, and of numerous US military interventions (Iraq is No. 69 after the Second World War) to exercise control." The resistance to any alteration in the norms of non-intervention was manifest in strong reactions from Asian countries to the humanitarian intervention in East Timor. According to some Third World analysts the idea of humanitarian intervention discriminating as it applies only on the powerless third world countries ventilating these third world sentiments, M.V.Naidu ob...
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