Humanitarian Extractivism: The Digital Transformation of Aid - Humanitarianism: Key Debates and New Approaches (Paperback)
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Humanitarian Extractivism: The Digital Transformation of Aid - Humanitarianism: Key Debates and New Approaches (Paperback)

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Paperback 168 Pages
Published: 10/10/2023
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This book investigates the digital transformation of aid as a form of humanitarian extractivism. It focuses on how practices of data extraction shift power towards states, the private sector and humanitarians.

Digital initiatives aimed towards ‘fixing’ the humanitarian system, making it better and more secure, also create risk and harm for vulnerable individuals and communities. Central to the digital transformation of aid is the digital body – with digital identities becoming a prerequisite for receiving aid and protection – and the centralisation of vulnerability arising from enormous databases holding ever more humanitarian data. Cyber-attacks, human error and technological problems generate risks for humanitarians, but also mean that humanitarians themselves can put populations in need at risk.

The book explores new humanitarian spaces and practices such as the humanitarian drone airspace, wearable innovation challenges and ethics in global disaster innovation labs.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526173355
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 9 mm

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