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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Humanitarianism as liberal diagnostic : humanitarian reason and the political rationalities of the liberal will-to-care

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

REID-HENRY S.M. ;

  • Department of geography, Queen Mary, University of London, London, ROYAUME-UNI

Abstract

This article shows how a modern form of ‘humanitarian reason’ developed in concert with the rise of capitalism and the liberal state. In particular, it explores the processes that, during the course of the long 19th century, invoked both a market-driven moral economy and a state-driven political morality within humanitarian endeavour. It then examines its strategic function as a ‘liberal diagnostic’: a recursive moral practice that helps constitute a liberal politics as much as it projects that politics onto other people and places. It concludes by sketching out the implications of this by examining some of the ways that contemporary humanitarianism fulfils this role with respect to issues of global order and capital accumulation

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Transactions - Institute of British Geographers / ISSN 0020-2754 / CODEN IBGTAE

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1965)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no3 [pp. 418-431]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3702

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