Humanity

An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development http://www.humanityjournal.org

Humanity is a peer-reviewed academic journal which emphasizes original research and reflection on human rights, humanitarianism, and development in the modern and contemporary world. Contributions come from the fields of anthropology, economics, law, literature, history, philosophy, politics, public health, and sociology. The journal is published semiannually by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

From Method to Market: Some Thoughts on the Responses to Tomayto Tomahto

Deval Desai and Rebecca Tapscott respond.

humanityjournal.org In this final post, Deval Desai and Rebecca Tapscott respond to comments by Lisa Denney and Pilar Domingo, Michael Woolcock, Morten Jerven, Alex de Waal, and Holly Porter. Our paper, Tomayto Tomaht...

The Alchemy of Relationships and the Production of Evidence

Holly Porter responds to Deval Desai and Rebecca Tapscott: “there is a rather fundamental difference between tomatoes on a supply chain and the pursuit of understanding human experience.”

humanityjournal.org This post is a contribution to an online symposium on the changing nature of knowledge production in fragile states. Be sure to read other entries by Deval Desai and Rebecca Tapscott, Lisa Denney a...

Policy to Research to Policy in Difficult Places

Alex de Waal’s contribution to our online symposium

humanityjournal.org This post is a contribution to an online symposium on the changing nature of knowledge production in fragile states. Be sure to read other entries by Deval Desai and Rebecca Tapscott, Lisa Denney a...

Evidence Based Policy or Policy Based Evidence? Supply and Demand for Data in a Donor Dominant World

Morten Jerven responds to Deval Desai and Rebecca Tapscott.

humanityjournal.org This post is a contribution to an online symposium on the changing nature of knowledge production in fragile states. Be sure to read other entries by Deval Desai and Rebecca Tapscott, Lisa Denney a...

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Turning the Gaze on Ourselves: Acknowledging the Political Economy of Development Research

Another contribution to our online symposium by Lisa Denney and Pilar Domingo.

humanityjournal.org This post is a contribution to an online symposium on the changing nature of knowledge production in fragile states. Be sure to read other entries, beginning with Deval Desai and Rebecca Tapscott's...

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Tomayto Tomahto: The Research Supply Chain and the Ethics of Knowledge Production

Deval Desai and Rebecca Tapscott kick off our symposium with their essay, "Tomayto Tomahto: The Research Supply Chain and the Ethics of Knowledge Production."

humanityjournal.org Aid in the 21st century is increasingly evidence-driven. Between 2000 and 2006, the World Bank spent a total of $630 million on research. By 2011 the World Bank was spending $606 million per year, ...

[12/04/15]   Over the next week, Humanity will be hosting an online symposium on the changing nature of knowledge production in fragile states. In light of the intensification of evidence-based policymaking and the “data revolution” in development, the symposium asks what the ethical and political implications are for qualitative research as a tool of governance. The symposium will begin tomorrow with a short paper from Deval Desai and Rebecca Tapscott, followed by responses during the week from Lisa Denney and Pilar Domingo (ODI); Michael Woolcock (World Bank); Morten Jerven (Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Simon Fraser University); Alex de Waal (World Peace Foundation); and Holly Porter (LSE). We hope that you enjoy the symposium and participate in the debate!

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Between the Sea and the Problem of Humanity: The Mediterranean’s Refugees and the Humanitarian...

New on the blog: Keith David Watenpaugh, "Between the Sea and the Problem of Humanity: The Mediterranean’s Refugees and the Humanitarian Reason of Rescue at Sea."

humanityjournal.org Rescues at sea are dangerous and come with great possible cost to those involved. In this brief essay, I consider why, beyond a simple explanation of the imperative to protect life, civilian sailo...

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Albert Hirschman and the Social Sciences: A Memorial Roundtable

humanityjournal.org Introduction Michele Alacevich Albert O. Hirschman died on December 10, 2012, after a long, eventful, and at times truly adventurous life. Born in 1915 Berlin as Otto Albert Hirschmann, he belonged...

[07/10/15]   Gil Anidjar reviews Samuel Moyn’s new "Christian Human Rights"

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The Rich Countries’ Substitute for the NIEO

Patrick Sharma kicks off our roundtable on the NIEO, featuring posts by scholars who contributed to Humanity’s recent special issue on the topic.

humanityjournal.org This is one entry in a roundtable on the NIEO, featuring posts by scholars who contributed Humanity’s recent special issue on the topic. Stay tuned for other posts. Last October, the Chinese govern...

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We're pleased to present a round table on Peter Slezkine's essay on the origins of Human Rights Watch (HRW) from our recent issue. Stephen Hopgood starts us off, and responses by Kenneth Roth, Aryeh Neier, and Bart De Sutter will follow shortly.

humanityjournal.net Our new issue contains a diverse suite of articles — Jessica Whyte’s fascinating engagement with the theme of Robinson Crusoe in debates around the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an example with a rich earlier philosophical history; Johanna Siméant's probing sociological examination of the r…

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Ghosts of the field: rendering and retaining meaning | Humanity | Blog

Michelle Veljanovska considers the "empirical and philosophical ghosts" of field sites in a contribution to our blog.

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Projected memory | Humanity | Blog

Gideon Unkeless on his experiences at the Gedenkstätte Sachsenhausen and the project they inspired.

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Drones: A History from the British Middle East

Issue 5.1 is out! Here we present to you Priya Satia's history of drones in the British Middle East. Want to read the rest of this provocative issue? Subscription information at http://hum.pennpress.org/strands/hum/home.htm.

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The Murder of Malcolm X: Forty-Nine Years Ago Today | Humanity | Blog

Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965. Moshik Temkin takes a moment to reflect in a contribution to our blog, which we've decided to post on the eve of the anniversary. We've also returned Temkin's thoughtful 2012 piece on Manning Marable's biography of Malcolm X to the front page of our website.

humanityjournal.org Moshik Temkin

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Human rights postdoc announcement | Humanity | Blog

The Berkeley Human Rights Program has announced a postdoctoral fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Video commentary: what is visual citizenship? | Humanity | Blog

Be sure to see the video commentary on this issue's visual citizenship dossier.

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Congratulations to Katherine Lebow | Humanity | Blog

Katherine Lebow wins an award for work published in our journal!

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The demise of international criminal law | Humanity | Blog

Mark Osiel pens a passionate denunciation of the present state of international law for our blog.

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Preface: What Is Visual Citizenship?

Issue 4.3 is out, both in print and on Project Muse! At our website we invite you to read Jennifer E. Telesca's introduction to a dossier on visual citizenship. Want to read the rest? Check out our personal and institutional subscription rates at http://hum.pennpress.org/strands/hum/home.htm. Subscribers can log in at the website.

humanityjournal.org Jennifer E. Telesca

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Dignity in general and in American constitutional law | Humanity | Blog

Editor Samuel Moyn builds on his recent Nation essay with a post to the blog.

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The duty to reflect, still cogent | Humanity | Blog

Didier Fassin on Michael Ignatieff and the "duty to protect."

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What is remedial intervention? | Humanity | Blog

Itamar Mann on the calculus of "remedial intervention."

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In the name of security | Humanity | Blog

Itamar Mann examines the potential justifications (or lack thereof) for a U.S. attack on Syria.

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The Midnight Ride of Kwame Nkrumah and Other Fables of Bandung (Ban-doong)

Issue 4.2 is now available in print and online! We invite you to read a witty and subversive piece by Robert Vitalis on the Bandung Conference. Other content, including a symposium on human rights history, is available via institutional access or personal subscription.

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Michael Ignatieff's critique of human rights (and other scenes from the National Humanities Center)

In a compelling contribution to our blog, NHC director Geoffrey Harpham reports on a rather unexpected turn of events there earlier this year.

humanityjournal.org Geoffrey Harpham

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The Haiti paradigm, twenty years after | Penn Press: Humanity | Blog

Itamar Mann ponders the lessons of Sale v. Haitian Centers Council.

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Human rights are superficial | Penn Press: Humanity | Blog

"Relative to globalizing ideologies like Christianity and nationalism and socialism, human rights in the form in which we know them have had little time to soak in. More important, they require much more literacy than their forebears, especially insofar as they work through legalization and especially the propagation of norms from international law to domestic mobilization."

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Humanity interview with James Ferguson, pt. 3: what future politics and development?

Our interview with James Ferguson concludes.

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Humanity interview with James Ferguson, pt. 2: rethinking neoliberalism

We present to you the second installment of our interview with James Ferguson.

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Humanity interview with James Ferguson, pt. 1: development as "swarming state power"

At the end of May, anthropologist James Ferguson sat down with co-editors Nils Gilman and Miriam Ticktin to discuss development. Their exchange will appear as three blog posts this week, starting with today's.

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