This volume assembles in one place the work of scholars who are making key contributions to a new approach to the United Nations, and to global organizations and international law more generally. Anthropology has in recent years taken on global organizations as a legitimate source of its subject matter. The research that is being done in this field gives a human face to these world-reforming institutions. Palaces of Hope demonstrates that these institutions are not monolithic or uniform, even though loosely connected by a common organizational network. They vary above all in their powers and forms of public engagement. Yet there are common threads that run through the studies included here: the actions of global institutions in practice, everyday forms of hope and their frustration, and the will to improve confronted with the realities of nationalism, neoliberalism, and the structures of international power.

Palaces of Hope : The Anthropology of Global Organizations / [a cura di] R. Niezen, M. Sapignoli. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017. - ISBN 9781107127494. [10.1017/9781316412190]

Palaces of Hope : The Anthropology of Global Organizations

M. Sapignoli
2017

Abstract

This volume assembles in one place the work of scholars who are making key contributions to a new approach to the United Nations, and to global organizations and international law more generally. Anthropology has in recent years taken on global organizations as a legitimate source of its subject matter. The research that is being done in this field gives a human face to these world-reforming institutions. Palaces of Hope demonstrates that these institutions are not monolithic or uniform, even though loosely connected by a common organizational network. They vary above all in their powers and forms of public engagement. Yet there are common threads that run through the studies included here: the actions of global institutions in practice, everyday forms of hope and their frustration, and the will to improve confronted with the realities of nationalism, neoliberalism, and the structures of international power.
Anthropology; Law; United Nations; Global Organizations; Ethnography
Settore M-DEA/01 - Discipline Demoetnoantropologiche
Palaces of Hope : The Anthropology of Global Organizations / [a cura di] R. Niezen, M. Sapignoli. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017. - ISBN 9781107127494. [10.1017/9781316412190]
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