Experimentation in humanitarian locations: UNHCR and biometric registration of Afghan refugees

Katja Lindskov Jacobsen

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    Amid good intentions, such as providing humanitarian assistance to refugees, the use of biometric technology in humanitarian refugee management may entail various risks for the implicated refugee populations. Drawing on insights from science and technology studies, this article introduces a distinction between risks stemming from technology failure and risks stemming from successful uses of biometric technology. The article thus departs from the literature in which technology failure has been in focus by showing that analysing the effect of technology success adds an important dimension to our analysis of the range of risks that may emerge in the context of humanitarian technology uses.
    TidsskriftSecurity Dialogue
    Udgave nummer2
    Sider (fra-til)144-164
    Antal sider20
    StatusUdgivet - apr. 2015


    • international politik