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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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Julián Antonio Moraga Riquelme, Leslie E. Sponsel, Katrien Pype, Diana Riboli, Ellen Lewin, Marina Pignatelli, Katherine Swancutt, Alejandra Carreño Calderón, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Sergio González Varela, Eugenia Roussou, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Miho Ishii, Markus Balkenhol, and Marcelo González Gálvez

reading for the public at large. Marina Pignatelli ISCSP-University of Lisbon Note 1 The Masorti movement is identified with Conservative Judaism, often described as ‘traditional’. LI, Geng, Fate Calculation Experts: Diviners Seeking

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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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Toying with Animism

How Learning to Play Might Help Us Get Serious About the Environment

Timothy Stacey

seems to work. Elsa explains: The thing I've always liked about religion or morality or spirituality is that it's not meant to be subject to market calculations. Or political calculations, really. I think there's this amazing power that comes from

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Erland Mårald and Erik Westholm

future ( Underdånigt betänkande 1856 ). The Committee claimed that, partly because of rural ignorance of the value of forests and partly because of the short-sighted profit motives of forest exploiters, forest misuse had become prevalent. Calculations

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Neglected Tropical Diseases

Creating a New Disease Grouping

Samantha Vanderslott

calculation of cost-effectiveness of interventions and number of lives or years lived in disability saved. Selling diseases in this way make them attractive on the global health marketplace where diseases compete for donors and funders. Simon Croft, a

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Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

The Social Worlds of Wheat

Jessica Barnes

cost of reduced yields with calculations about the cost of the chemicals and the time it will take to apply those chemicals. Since farmers see the risk of a disease affecting their wheat crop as controllable through fungicides, they are willing to adopt

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Humans, Plants, and Networks

A Critical Review

Laura Calvet-Mir and Matthieu Salpeteur

importance of such networks in knowledge diffusion. The most used intermediate measure is dyadic reciprocity, which is the extent of reciprocated ties within the network. The calculation of the mutual nominations among actors indicates the level of