Didier Fassin, James D.
Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has authored
Ragione umanitaria. Una storia morale del presente
(DeriveApprodi, 2018), an analysis of the premises, tensions, and
contradictions of the humanitarian...
In 1948, approximately 750,000 Palestinians were displaced from
their homes, going both to neighboring countries such as Jordan,
Syria, and Lebanon and to the parts of Mandate Palestine that
became the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. These refugees...
Philosophers have always been interested in moral questions, but
social scientists have generally been more reluctant to discuss
morals and moralities. This is indeed a paradox since the
questioning of the moral dimension of human life and social...
Humanitarianism, which can be defined as the introduction of
moral sentiments into human affairs, is a major component of
contemporary politics—locally and globally—for the relief of
poverty or the management of disasters, in times of peace as