Humanitarianism: Keywords

Humanitarianism: Keywords is a comprehensive dictionary designed as a compass for navigating the conceptual universe of humanitarianism. It is an intuitive toolkit to map contemporary humanitarianism and to explore its current and future articulations. The dictionary serves a broad readership of practitioners, students, and researchers by providing informed access to the extensive humanitarian vocabulary.
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Antonio De Lauri is a social and cultural anthropologist. He has conducted research in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Europe on issues related to war, justice, human rights, and humanitarianism. He is currently Research Professor at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, co-director of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies, Editor of the Berghahn Books Humanitarianism and Security series, co-convener of the EASA Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network, and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Brill journal Public Anthropologist.
"This is an original and rigorous exploration of key categories that define both the genealogy and development of humanitarianism. By presenting the dynamics and paradoxes of the humanitarian domain in a dictionary form, the protagonists of the humanitarian enterprise can see more clearly the underlying factors at work through the tensions that affect the sphere of action. It is through informed reflections and syntheses like this dictionary that controversies can become dialogue. This dictionary is indispensable for correctly contextualising and interpreting one of the major political and moral phenomena of the contemporary world."
Mariella Pandolfi, Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, University of Montreal

"This interdisciplinary dictionary on keywords in the field of humanitarianism is indispensable in today's world."
Laura Nader, Professor of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley

"A strategic selection of sharply focused and neatly concise yet at the same time valuably connotational sketches of some key terms - and principles and ethics - of humanitarian intervention and aid, each entry with a few references for further study added. Excellent."
Raymond Apthorpe, Royal Anthropological Institute, London, and the University of Cambridge

"The title of the volume downplays its important contribution. The 107 entries provide not only a succinct overview of many of the critical and controversial concepts of humanitarianism, but also a mapping of the shifting ground on which humanitarianism sits. Concise enough to be valuable to those entering the field, while nuanced enough to be a reference for those in the field."
Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, George Washington University

“Humanitarianism is a field which depends heavily on terms of art. Knowing the key concepts in the field—their history, their resonances, their connections to specific policies and practices—is important for anyone who wants to work in or on humanitarianism. This dictionary is more than just a collection of definitions. Written by some of the leading scholars of humanitarianism, this is an essential map of all the key ideas in the field."
Elizabeth Cullen Dunn, Professor of Geography, Indiana University, Bloomington

Foreword
Acknowledgement
Notes on Contributors
Accountability
Salla Turunen
Advocacy
Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert
Anti-slavery
Dean Pavlakis
Atrocity
Noora Kotilainen
Big Data
Per Aarvik
Borders
Katerina Rozakou
Camp
Luigi Achilli
Capacity Development
Elling Tjønneland
Care
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik
Celebrities
Noora Kotilainen
Charity
Heike Drotbohm
Children
Giuseppe Bolotta
Civil Society
Antonio De Lauri
Civil–military Cooperation
Deniz Gökalp
Communication
Ingvild Hestad
Corruption
Arne Strand
Criminalization
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik
Crisis
Katerina Rozakou
Decolonization
Antonio Donini
Digital Humanitarianism
Per Aarvik
Diplomacy
Antonio De Lauri
Displacement
Are John Knudsen
Doctrine
Kristoffer Lidén
Documents
Julie Billaud
Donors
Elling Tjønneland
Education
Antonio De Lauri and Karin Ask
Emergency
Estella Carpi
Epidemic
Lauren Carruth
Ethics
Kristoffer Lidén
Evaluation
Elling Tjønneland
Expatriates
Andrea Steinke
Financing
Elling Tjønneland
Food
Valerio Colosio
Foreign Aid
Ekatherina Zhukova
Gender Empowerment
Julie Billaud
Genocide
Anna Gopsill
Gift
Čarna Brković
Global Health
Nichola Khan
Governance
Lovise Aalen
Human Dignity
Divine Fuh
Human Rights
Miia Halme-Tuomisaarii
Human Security
Alice Massari
Human Trafficking
Luigi Achilli
Humanitarian Corridor
Sophia Hoffmann
Humanitarian Design
Brita Fladvad Nielsen
Humanitarian Soldier
Noora Kotilainen
Humanitarian War
Deniz Gökalp
Humanitarian–development Nexus
Arne Strand
Humanity
Francesca Romeo
Impartiality
Sophia Hoffmann
Independence
Antonio De Lauri and Salla Turunen
Indicators
Anna Louise Strachan
Innocence
Giuseppe Bolotta
Innovation
Shakira Bedoya
International Cooperation
Sophia Hoffmann
International Humanitarian Law
Miia Halme-Tuomisaari
International Organizations
Anna Louise Strachan
Livelihoods
Estella Carpi
Media
Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert
Medical Neutrality
Lauren Carruth
Mental Health
Nichola Khan
Migration
Cathrine Talleraas
Minorities
Alexander Horstmann
Missionary
Peter Stamatov
Mitigation
Shakira Bedoya
Monitoring Mechanisms
Miia Halme-Tuomisaari
Moral Responsibility
Antonio Donini
Needs
Clara Egger
Neutrality
Andrew Gilbert
Non-governmental Organizations
Valerio Colosio
Peace-building
Kristoffer Lidén
Philanthropy
Katerina Rozakou
Photography
Alice Massari
Post-disaster Recovery
Alicia Sliwinski
Postwar Reconstruction
Julie Billaud
Private Sector
Deniz Gökalp
Professionalization
Andrea Steinke
Protection
Jessica Leigh Schultz
Quarantine
Shakira Bedoya
Refugee
Jessica Leigh Schultz
Religion
Alexander Horstmann
Resilience
Alicia Sliwinski
Responsibility to Protect
Astri Suhrke
Risk Assessment
Alexandra Sarazen
Rule of Law
Agathe Mora
Safe Haven
Anna Louise Strachan
Safeguarding
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik
Securitization
Larissa Fast
Sentiments
Anke Schwittay
Shelter
Valerio Colosio
Solidarity
Katerina Rozakou
South–South Cooperation
Salla Turunen
Sovereignty
Sophia Hoffmann
Stabilization
Deniz Gökalp
State-building
Torunn Wimpelmann
Suffering
Noora Kotilainen
Technology
Katja Lindskov Jacobsen
Training
Shakira Bedoya
Transitional Justice
Agathe Mora
Trauma
Ekatherina Zhukova
Universality
Kristoffer Lidén
Utopia
Alicia Sliwinski
Vernacular Humanitarianism
Čarna Brković
Victim
Giuseppe Bolotta
Voluntary Work
Katerina Rozakou
Vulnerability
Ekatherina Zhukova
Water
Marianna Betti and Camila Gianella
Students and researchers of humanitarian studies, and all interested in post-war and post-disaster relief, emergency, crisis, and international interventions. Also of interest for practitioners and workers of NGOs and humanitarian organizations.