A new book by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik investigates the digital transformation of aid as a form of humanitarian extractivism, with a focus on how practices of data extraction shift power towards states, the private sector and humanitarians.
Published by Manchester University Press, the book “explores new humanitarian spaces and practices such as the humanitarian drone airspace, wearable innovation challenges and ethics in global disaster innovation labs.”
This book is also available in e-book format. Find out more here.
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik is a Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Professor of Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo. Sandvik also leads the research project Do no harm: Ethical Humanitarian Innovation and Digital Bodies at PRIO.