• Humanitarian Diplomacy: A New Research Agenda 

      De Lauri, Antonio (CMI Brief no. 2018:4, Report, 2018-06-01)
      Improving access to humanitarian aid in conflict and complex emergencies has always been a major concern for policy makers and humanitarian actors. Historically, humanitarianism has been conducted in situations of extreme ...
    • Humanitarian Militarism and the Production of Humanity 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Social Anthropology vol. 27 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-01)
      The limits and consequences of humanitarian military operations continue to be major issues in Western public debates on global security, democracy and human rights. This article focuses on the intersection of war and ...
    • Humanitarianism: An Overview 

      De Lauri, Antonio (CMI Insight 2021:3, Report, 2021-06-01)
      This overview briefly discusses four crucial domains of contemporary humanitarianism, namely humanitarian diplomacy, education in emergencies, the concept of civil society in humanitarianism, and humanitarian borders.
    • Humanitarianism: Keywords 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Book, 2020-09-01)
      Humanitarianism: Keywords is a comprehensive dictionary designed as a compass for navigating the conceptual universe of humanitarianism. It is an intuitive toolkit to map contemporary humanitarianism and to explore its ...
    • La diplomatie humanitaire 

      De Lauri, Antonio (CMI Brief no. 2020:06, Report, 2020-06-01)
      Améliorer l’accès à l’aide humanitaire dans les conflits et dans les situations d’urgence complexes a toujours été la plus grande préoccupation pour les acteurs ...
    • La diplomazia umanitaria 

      De Lauri, Antonio (CMI Brief no. 2021:3, Report, 2021-04-01)
      Migliorare l’accesso all’aiuto umanitario in situazioni di conflitto e di emergenza è sempre stata una delle principali preoccupazioni per gli operatori umanitari. Per garantire l’accesso, ...
    • Land, Property Rules and Disputes in Kabul 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Iran Nameh vol. 29(3-4), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-01-01)
    • Law as an Anti-Value. Justice, Violence and Suffering in the Logic of Becoming 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Anthropology Today vol. Vol 30(3), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-01-01)
      Anthropologists are chronologically only the latest to have adopted justice (and injustice) as an object of (critical) inquiry. Even among anthropologists, however, the radical critical cry that law is the instrument par ...
    • Law in Afghanistan: A Critique of Post-2001 Recontruction 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Journal of Critical Globalization Studies vol. 6, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
      This article provides a critical reflection on the efforts at legal reconstruction initiated in 2001 by the international community and the Afghan government. Its aim is to highlight some of the more controversial factors ...
    • Public Anthropology in Changing Times 

      Borofsky, Robert; De Lauri, Antonio (Public Anthropologist vol. 1 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-01)
      Public anthropology is a collective aspiration shaped by generally shared values and intentions within significant sections of social and cultural anthropology. The impetus behind the creation of the journal Public ...
    • Public Anthropology in the Digital Era 

      De Lauri, Antonio; Sandvik, Kristin (The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Chapter, 2021-12-01)
      The public anthropologist grapples with not one but many overlapping digital transformations, which influence how anthropologists access, produce, and disseminate knowledge. The digital turn reshapes the social fields with ...
    • Special Issue: Grassroots Responses to Mass Migration in Europe 

      De Lauri, Antonio; Brkovic, Carna; Hess, Sabine (Book, 2021-07-01)
      The range of grassroots responses to the 2015 migration reception crisis is vast. Depending on the local, national, and migratory contexts, different groups employed different modalities and policies to help the people on ...
    • Terre, normes de propriété et litiges à Kaboul 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée vol. 133, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
    • The Absence of Freedom 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Journal of Global Slavery vol. 2 no. 1-2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-05-01)
      Central and South Asian brick kilns have long attracted the attention of both humanitarian agencies and scholars as sites of slavery-like forms of labor exploitation. They represent both an important case study for ...
    • The Idea of a Clean and Efficient War Is a Dangerous Lie 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Others, 2022-04-01)
      There is dominant propaganda that seems to suggest war can be conducted according to a set of acceptable, standardized, and abstract rules. It can't. Originally published in Common Dreams. Republished in Focaal Blog, ...
    • The Politics of Humanitarianism. Power, Ideology and Aid 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Book, 2016-01-01)
      Humanitarian intervention has increasingly become the prevalent means of providing protection and aid at a global level. Yet alongside its success concerns have been raised that humanitarianism has increasingly become an ...
    • The Taliban and the humanitarian soldier: Configurations of freedom and humanity in Afghanistan 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Anuac vol. 8 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-01)
      Humanitarian wars are a primary means of globally affirming a specific model of humanity, built according to the cultural, moral, and economic standards of Western democracies. How are forms of humanity produced in the ...
    • The UK and Afghanistan 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Research report, 2020-10-01)
      Expert witness for the inquiry on the United Kingdom and Afghanistan, Committee on International Relations and Defence, House of Lords.
    • The “CIA’s Army”: A Threat to Human Rights and an Obstacle to Peace in Afghanistan 

      Suhrke, Astri; De Lauri, Antonio (Costs of War, Research report, 2019-08-01)
      Afghan paramilitary forces working with the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have long been a staple in the US war on terrorism in Afghanistan and the border region with Pakistan. The problems associated ...