The logistification of humanitarian relief

Nikodemus Solitander*, Eija Susanna Meriläinen

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This chapter explores the organisation of humanitarian relief through, and as, global supply chains, referred to as logistification of humanitarian relief. Sustainable Development Goal 10 underscores how inequalities are deepening for vulnerable populations facing existing humanitarian crises. We look at how the organisation of humanitarian relief actively contributes to this trend. The chapter analyses patterns of logistification of humanitarian relief: (1) The increased dominance of post-politics, (2) The interplay between bio- and necropolitics, and (3) The expansion of calculative logics. The chapter also suggests how making these patterns more explicit can provide opportunities for making humanitarian relief more responsible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransformative Action for Sustainable Outcomes: Responsible Organising : Responsible Organising
EditorsMaria Sandberg, Janne Tienari
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-13534-2, 978-1-032-13536-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-22972-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Sociology


  • 512 Business and Management

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoS: Responsible organising


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