Tag: statistics

Snake Oil: A Memoir on the Rise of ‘Trafficking’

laura agustin , December 14th, 2020

­When future historians try to understand what ‘trafficking’ meant in the first 20 years of the 21st century, I hope this memoir gives them pause. Recording how my…

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Data overload

The Anxious Anthropologist , August 21st, 2017

How do we proceed to live in a world in which data overwhelms us? At every point we seem to be participating in capture schemes that reduce us…

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Governing the world ‘as if’ it counts, by Morten Jerven

Mats Utas , August 15th, 2016

The most challenging notion to take on board in the governance of today’s world is that not all that counts can be counted. We increasingly rely on numbers…

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Migrant Deaths: Data, Trends and Possible Causes

Paolo Cuttitta , April 27th, 2016

In a recent article published at Allegra, Ferruccio Pastore addresses some of the problems related to counting migrant deaths in the Mediterranean. Furthermore, while stressing the arduousness of…