Friday, January 27, 2017

Niezen & Sapignoli: Palaces of Hope: The Anthropology of Global Organizations

Ronald Niezen (McGill Univ. - Law and Anthropology) & Maria Sapignoli (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology) have published Palaces of Hope: The Anthropology of Global Organizations (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Contents include:
  • Ronald Niezen & Maria Sapignoli, Introduction
  • Marc Abélès, Heart of darkness: an exploration of the WTO
  • Niels Nagelhus Schia, Horseshoe and catwalk: power, complexity and consensus-making in the United Nations Security Council
  • Maria Sapignoli, A kaleidoscopic institutional form: expertise and transformation in the permanent forum on indigenous issues
  • Jane K. Cowan & Julie Billaud, The 'public' character of the Universal Periodic Review: contested concept and methodological challenge
  • Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, Meeting 'the world' at the Palais Wilson: embodied universalism at the UN Human Rights Committee
  • Sally Engle Merry, Expertise and quantification in global institutions
  • Robert K. Hitchcock, From boardrooms to field programs: humanitarianism and international development in Southern Africa
  • Tobias Berger, Global village courts: international organizations and the bureaucratization of rural justice systems in the Global South
  • Noor Johnson & David Rojas, Contrasting values of forests and ice in the making of a global climate agreement
  • Christoph Brumann, The best of the best: positing, measuring and sensing value in the UNESCO World Heritage Arena
  • Richard Ashby Wilson, Propaganda on trial: structural fragility and the epistemology of international legal institutions
  • Ronald Niezen, The anthropology by organizations: legal knowledge and the UN's ethnological imagination