Spaces of aid: how cars, compounds and hotels shape humanitarianism

This book provides the first book-length description and analysis of what has colloguially been referred to as Aid Land. By looking at three of its main sites - the grand hotel, the SUV and the compound - the book uncovers the history of what has become an endemic, expected yet unexamined part of the aid landscape. It develops a model that helps to understand the impact of spatial considerations and material culture on aid work and maps out the unintended outcomes.