The internal tensions of bare life conceptions of humanitarianism has prompted organizations to become ever more deeply involved in everyday life of humanitarian subjects (Barnett). Applying Weber, can we understand the influx of legal-rational approaches to organizing humanitarianism as conflicting with and throwing a wrench into the pre-existing nexus of charismatic and traditional forms of authority with different notions of “the good life.”

International humanitarianism as a site to explore intersections between religion, state, and NGOs.


~ by moz on February 22, 2015.

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