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Pamela McElwee

need to see how a calculation happens (who does it, with what means, and for what ends) before it disappears from view. We also need to understand the implications of the replacement of ideas of actual physical things, like forests or rivers, with the

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Dan Brockington

center of calculation, surrounded by a network of allies … The quantification of qualities is as much an administrative accomplishment as an intellectual one. And no matter what the skeptics may say, many social qualities have already been successfully

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Natural Resources by Numbers

The Promise of “El uno por mil” in Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT Oil Operations

Amelia Fiske

role of numerical calculations in the governance of subterranean resources. Quantification processes and their results constitute some of our most basic understandings of society and the environment, such as the untapped value of the Amazon in

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Dennis Klein

This article looks at the significance of local circumstances, including direct encounters between victims and assailants, in the genocide process. In what scholars term “the micropolitical turn in the study of social violence,“ the argument here considers the encounter from the perspectives of both constituent parties. Assailants often acted before they thought, raising questions about the premise of intention and calculation that anchors the defining Article 2 in the United Nations Genocide Convention. Victims in local encounters express in their accounts a recognition of their assailants and describe what amounts to a betrayal of the trust they invested in their compatriots. Expressions of recognition in witness accounts attenuate victims' resentment and recrimination, opening a space that permitted possibilities for postgenocide reconciliation and even qualified forgiveness.

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Temperature and Capital

Measuring the Future with Quantified Heat

Scott W. Schwartz

descent via an equation provided by the commercial manufacturer. For a few models of the XBT device, the manufacturer provided an inaccurate calculation of the rate of descent of their device. Thus, large swaths of archived data on ocean temperature are

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Introduction

Post-Conflict Dynamics in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Identities, Nationalization, and Missing Bodies

Katerina Seraïdari

the decision to keep one’s distance involve, to a certain degree, rational calculations of costs and benefits. However, the fact that violence inaugurates a period of limited choices must also be taken into account: “The wartime politics of identity

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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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Ferenc Bódi, Jenő Zsolt Farkas, and Péter Róbert

along Micro-level Indicators   V4 + S4 Countries V4 Countries S4 Countries   F-value * Eta 2 F-value * Eta 2 F-value * Eta 2 Source: ESS (2012) (own calculation). Own situation 398.934 0.160 111.235 0.043 75.535 0.31 Ability to change 284.898 0

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Unsettling the Land

Indigeneity, Ontology, and Hybridity in Settler Colonialism

Paul Berne Burow, Samara Brock, and Michael R. Dove

above that a global perspective engenders is one that writers such as James Scott (1998) and Bruno Latour (1987) have similarly seen as enabling abstraction, measurement, calculation, and accumulation of knowledge by experts at centers of calculation

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Muhammad Yasir Ali and Ka Lin

.5 No other source 379 89.8 In the data calculation, we used a five-point Likert scale and calculated the index values of the five points from 1 (the most negative response) to 5 (the most positive response). The data extracted with the