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Humanosphere Potentiality Index

Appraising Existing Indicators from a Long-term Perspective

Takahiro Sato, Mario Ivan López, Taizo Wada, Shiro Sato, Makoto Nishi, and Kazuo Watanabe

included, although efforts have been made through the calculation of genuine savings or net adjusted savings ( Hamilton and Clemens 1999 ; Hartwick 1990 ; Neumayer 2013 ). As such, GDP cannot be taken as a reliable gauge of individual and collective well

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Putting Together the Anthropology of Tax and the Anthropology of Ethics

Soumhya Venkatesan

taxation may be based partly on economic grounds. Equally, people may approach taxes pragmatically. Miranda Sheild Johansson's and Dora-Olivia Vicol's articles show us that tax can be a matter of complex calculations as people work out whether it is worth

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Bringing the state back in

Corporate social responsibility and the paradoxes of Norwegian state capitalism in the international energy sector

Ståle Knudsen, Dinah Rajak, Siri Lange, and Isabelle Hugøy

increasingly enacts “competitiveness, commercial rationale and risk calculation” ( Hilgers 2011: 358 ) as the main logics in the art of government. “Neoliberal governance” is set to work in a grand narrative about a global program for the “marketization of

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Inside Out

Embodying Prison Boundaries

Manuela Ivone Cunha

calculations based on prisoners’ penal files, offences in the orbit of the retail urban drug economy would amount to 88 per cent. 7 Physical self-injuring has been described as both an expression of pain and a way to relieve emotional pain ( Liebling and Ludlow

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Experiments in Excreta to Energy

Sustainability Science and Bio-Necro Collaboration in Urban Ghana

Brenda Chalfin

waste, their next goal was to ascertain the composition of urban organic discards in real terms. This would allow calculation of the waste actually available for the biodigester. If they knew how much plant and animal waste could be amassed in a given

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Capturing Crisis

Solar Power and Humanitarian Energy Markets in Africa

Jamie Cross

calculation of energy ‘demand’ for different kinds of lighting, cooking and charging products. One of the coordinators described the process for me. We had a detailed way of gathering data, all based on what users say they already have and what tier of

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Blurred memories

War and disaster in a Buddhist Sinhala village

Mara Benadusi

1983 and 2009. There were also a huge number of evacuees: according to Sri Lankan governmental calculations, 110,000 homes were destroyed by the tidal wave, and 500,000 people were forced to flee the places they had been living, joining the already high

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Reconceptualizing Transit States in an Era of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Obfuscation

Antje Missbach and Melissa Phillips

calculations within a highly interdependent global environment. To do this, the contributors consider the distinct migratory histories and legal traditions behind recent policy and legal changes (Álvarez Velasco), the complex political economies and cultural

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Monumental Misunderstandings

The Material Entextualization of Mutual Incomprehension in Sino-Mozambican Relations

Morten Nielsen and Mikkel Bunkenborg

two strikes organized by the Mozambican workers to protest against the intolerable work conditions at the construction site and the unfair calculation of salaries, which resulted in several serious injuries and the killing of a worker when the strikes

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Uneasy Entanglements

Solar Energy Development in Zanzibar

Erin Dean

this exchange squarely within a carbon economy, the NGO asked residents to build four stoves for each panel, a carbon credit calculation based on the costs of the solar panels and the NGO's valuation of the anticipated carbon reduction each fuel