Palaces of Hope

The Anthropology of Global Organizations

Author: Ronald Niezen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Law


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This volume assembles in one place the work of scholars who are making key contributions to a new approach to the United Nations, and to global organizations and international law more generally. Anthropology has in recent years taken on global organizations as a legitimate source of its subject matter. The research that is being done in this field gives a human face to these world-reforming institutions. Palaces of Hope demonstrates that these institutions are not monolithic or uniform, even though loosely connected by a common organizational network. They vary above all in their powers and forms of public engagement. Yet there are common threads that run through the studies included here: the actions of global institutions in practice, everyday forms of hope and their frustration, and the will to improve confronted with the realities of nationalism, neoliberalism, and the structures of international power.

A Palace of Hope

The Story of Mount Vernon Hospital Hampstead and Northwood

Author: Richard Tremlett



Category: London (England)

Page: 70

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Life of General Sir Hope Grant

With Selections from His Correspondence

Author: Sir James Hope Grant



Category: Great Britain


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Familiar Allusions

A Hand-book of Miscellaneous Information Including the Names of Celebrated Statues, Paintings, Palaces, Country-seats, Ruins, Churches, Ships, Streets, Clubs, Natural Curiosities, and the Like Begun (but Left Unfinished)

Author: William Adolphus Wheeler



Category: Allusions

Page: 584

View: 573

Palace and Cottage

Or, Young America in France and Switzerland. A Story of Travel and Adventure

Author: Oliver Optic



Category: France

Page: 348

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