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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Updated December 2017

WHAT IS THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF POLICY?

An Introduction

Besteman, Catherine. 2010. “In and Out of the Academy: Policy and the Case for a Strategic Anthropology.” Human Organization, 69(4): 407-417.

Shore, Cris and Susan Wright (eds.). 1997. Anthropology of Policy: Critical Perspectives on Governance and Power. London: Routledge.

Shore, Cris, Susan Wright, and David Però (eds.). 2011. Policy Worlds: Anthropology and the Analysis of Contemporary Power. Oxford: Berghahn.

Wedel, Janine R. and Gregory Feldman. 2005. “Why an Anthropology of Public Policy?” Anthropological Quarterly, 21, 1 (February): 1-2.

Wedel, Janine R., Cris Shore, Gregory Feldman, and Stacy Lathrop. 2005. “Toward an Anthropology of Public Policy." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 600 (July): 30-51.

Wedel, Janine R., Cris Shore, Gregory Feldman, and Stacy Lathrop. 2005. “Toward an Anthropology of Public Policy." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 600 (July): 30-51. Eth

ETHNOGRAPHY AND POLICY

Methodological Reflections

Garsten, Christina. 2010. “Ethnography at the Interface: "Corporate Social Responsibility" as an Anthropological Field of Enquiry.” In M. Melhuus, J.P. Mitchell. Ethnographic Practice in the Present: 56-68.


Marshall, Catherine. 1984. “Elites, Bureaucrats, Ostriches, and Pussycats: Managing Research in Policy Settings.” Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 15(3): 235-251.


Nader, Laura. “Up the Anthropologist: Perspectives from Studying Up.” In Reinventing Anthropology. Dell Hymes, ed. New York: Vintage. Pp. 284-311.


Riles, Annelise. 2001. The Network Inside Out. University of Michigan Press.


Schwegler, Tara. 2008. “Trading Up: Reflections on ‘Trading Up: Reflections on Power, Collaboration, and Ethnography in the Anthropology of Policy’.” Anthropology in Action: Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice. Vol. 15, No. 2: 10-25.


Schwegler, Tara and Michael G. Powell. 2008. “Unruly Experts: Methods and Forms of Collaboration in the Anthropology of Policy.” Anthropology in Action: Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice. Vol. 15, No. 2: 1-9.

ACTORS, ARENAS, AND ARTIFACTS OF POLICY(MAKING): AUDITS AND INDICATORS

Audits and Indicators

Shore, Cris, and Susan Wright. 1999. “Audit Culture and Anthropology: Neo-Liberalism in British Higher Education.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Vol: 7, No.4, (December): 759-63.


Strathern, Marilyn (ed.). 2000. Audit Cultures: Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics and the Academy. London, Routledge. Thedvall, Renita. 2012. “Negotiating Impartial Indicators: Putting Transparency into Practice in the EU.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (n.s.), 18, 2 (June): 311-329.

ACTORS, ARENAS, AND ARTIFACTS OF POLICY(MAKING)

Bureaucrats and Bureaucracy

Müller, B. (ed.). 2013. The Gloss of Harmony: The Politics of Policy-Making in Multilateral Organisations. London, Pluto.


Neumann, Iver B. 2012. At Home with the Diplomats: Inside a European Foreign Ministry. Ithaca, Cornell University Press.


Schia, Niels Nagelhus. 2013. “Being Part of the Parade — ‘Going Native’ in the United Nations Security Council.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 36, 1 (May): 138-156.


Thedvall, Renita. 2006. Eurocrats at Work: Negotiating Transparency in Postnational Employment Policy. Stockholm, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Stockholm.

ACTORS, ARENAS, AND ARTIFACTS OF POLICY(MAKING)

Committees and Meetings

Bailey, Frederick George. 1965. “Decisions by Consensus in Councils and Committees: With Specific Reference to Village and Local Government in India.” In M. Banton (ed.), Political Systems and the Distribution of Power. London, Tavistock: 1-20.

ACTORS, ARENAS, AND ARTIFACTS OF POLICY(MAKING)

Documents, Charts, Reports

Abram, Simone. 2003. “Anthropologies in Policies, Anthropologies in Places: Reflections on Fieldwork "in" Documents and Policies.” In T.H. Eriksen (ed.). Globalisation: Studies in Anthropology (pp. 138-157) . London, Pluto.


Harper, Richard H.R. 1998. Inside the IMF: An Ethnography of Documents, Technology and Organisational Action. Boston: Academic Press.


Hull, Matthew S. 2012a. “Documents and Bureaucracy.” In Annual Review of Anthropology 41(1).


Hull, Matthew S. 2012b. Government of Paper: The Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan. University of California Press.


Riles, Annelise, ed. 2006. Documents: Artifacts of Modern Knowledge. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.


Stevens, Alex. 2011. “Telling Policy Stories: An Ethnographic Study of the Use of Evidence in Policy-making in the UK.” Journal of Social Policy, 40:237-255.

ACTORS, ARENAS, AND ARTIFACTS OF POLICY(MAKING)

Experts and Expertise

Boyer, Dominic. 2008. “Thinking through the Anthropology of Experts.” Anthropology in Action: Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice. Vol. 15, No. 2: 38-46.


Haenn, Nora and David G. Cassagrande. 2007. “Citizens, Experts, and Anthropologists: Finding Paths in Environmental Policy.” Human Organization 66(2): 99-102.


Marcus, George. 2008. “Collaborative Options and Pedagogical Experiment in Anthropological Research on Experts and Policy Processes.” Anthropology in Action: Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice. Vol. 15, No. 2: 47-57.


Moore, Sally F., 2001. “The International Production of Authoritative Knowledge: The Case of Drought-Stricken West Africa.” Ethnography, 2, 2 (May): 161-189.


Mosse, David. 2006. “Anti-Social Anthropology? Objectivity, Objection, and the Ethnography of Public Policy and Professional Communities.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (n.s.), 12, 4 (December): 935-956.


Riles, Annelise. 2004. “Real Time: Unwinding Technocratic and Anthropological Knowledge.” American Ethnologist 31(3): 392–405.


Strathern, Marilyn. 2005. “Robust Knowledge and Fragile Futures.” In Stephen J. Collier and Aihwa Ong (eds.). Global Assemblages: Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems. Oxford, Blackwell: 464-481.

ACTORS, ARENAS, AND ARTIFACTS OF POLICY(MAKING)

The State

Coronil, Fernando. 1997. The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Gupta, Akhil and James Ferguson. 1995. “Blurred Boundaries: The Discourse of Corruption, the Culture of Politics, and the Imagined State.” American Ethnologist, 22(2): 375-402.


Krohn-Hansen, Christian and Knut G. Nustad (eds.). 2005. State Formation: Anthropological Perspectives. London, Pluto.

FIELDSITES

Aid and Economic Policy

Elyachar, Julia. 2005. Markets of Dispossession: NGOs, Economic Development, and the State in Cairo. Duke University Press.


Li, Tania Murray. 2007. The Will to Improve: Governmentality, Development, and the Practice of Politics. Durham, NC, Duke University Press.


Mosse, David. 2005. Global Governance and the Ethnography of International Aid.” In The Aid Effect: Giving and Governing in International Development. David Mosse and David Lewis (ed.), London, Pluto: 1-36.


Mosse, David. 2005. Cultivating Development: An Ethnography of Aid Policy and Practice. London, Pluto. Mosse, David and David Lewis, eds. 2005. The Aid Effect: Giving and Governing in Global Development. London/Ann Arbor: Pluto Press.


Wedel, Janine. 2001. Collision and Collusion: The Strange Case of Western Aid to Eastern Europe. 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Palgrave.

FIELDSITES

Education Policy

Bartlett, Lesley and Ofelia García. 2011. Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times: Dominican Immigrant Youth in the Heights. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.


Brenneis, Don, Cris Shore, and Susan Wright. 2005. “Getting the Measure of Academia: Universities and the Politics of Accountability.” Anthropology in Action, 12 (1): 1-10.


Koyama, Jill P. 2010. Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools. The University of Chicago Press.

FIELDSITES

Environmental Policy

Barnes, Jessica and Michael R. Dove (eds). 2015. Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change, edited by Jessica Barnes and Michael R. Dove, 107–26. New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press.


Carrier, James G., and Paige West, eds. 2009. Virtualism, Governance and Practice: Vision and Execution in Environmental Conservation. Oxford: Berghahn Books.


Cassady J. 2010. “State calculation of cultural survival in environmental risk assessment: Consequences for Alaska natives.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 24(4): 451-471. 


Checker, Melissa. 2007. “But I Know It’s True”: Environmental Risk Assessment, Justice, and Anthropology.” Human Organization, 66(2):112-124.


Cirone P. 2005. “The integration of tribal traditional lifeways into EPA’s decision making.” Practicing Anthropology. 27(1):20-24.


Comito, Jacqueline, Jon Wolseth, and Lois Wright Morton. 2013. “The State’s Role in Water Quality: Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners and the Agricultural Status Quo.” Human Organization 72(1): 44-54.


Shoreman, Eleanor E., and Nora Haenn. 2009. “Regulation, Conservation, and Collaboration: Ecological Anthropology in the Mississippi Delta.” Human Ecology. 37:95-107.


Shoreman, Eleanor-Ouimet. 2010. “Concessions and Conservation: A Study of Environmentalism and Anti-Environmentalism among Commodity Farmers.” Environmental Anthropology, 14(1): 52-66.


Townsend PK. 2009. Environmental anthropology: From pigs to policies. 2nd ed. Long Grove (IL):Waveland Press, Inc.


Treitler, Inga and Douglas Midgett. 2007. “It’s about Water: Anthropological Perspectives on Water and Policy.” Human Organization, 66(2): 140-149.


West, Paige. 2006. Conservation is our government now: The Politics of Ecology in Papua New Guinea. Duke University Press.


Whiteford, Linda. 2005. “Casualties in the Globalization of Water: A Moral Economy of Health Perspective.” In Globalization, Water, & Health: Resource Management in Time of Scarcity, eds. Linda Whiteford and Scott Whiteford, 25-44. SAR Press.

FIELDSITES

Health Policy

Kaufman, Sharon. 2015. Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary Treatments, Longer Lives, and Where to Draw the Line. Duke University Press.


Kowal, Emma. 2010. “Is Culture the Problem or the Solution?: Outstation Health and the Politics of Remoteness” in J. Altman et M. Hinkson (eds.). Culture Crisis: Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia. Sydney, University of New South Wales Press: 179-194.


Lea, Tess. 2008. Bureaucrats and Bleeding Hearts: Indigenous Health in Northern Australia. Sydney, University of New South Wales Press.


Lock, Margaret. 2001. Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death. University of California Press.


Lock, Margaret. 2014. The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging. Princeton University Press.


Minkler, M., & Wallerstein, N. (2008). Community-based participatory research for health: from process to outcomes (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


Mishtal, Joanna. 2015. The Politics of Morality: The Church, the State and Reproductive Rights in Postsocialist Poland. Ohio University Press.


Rivkin-Fish, M. 2005. Women's Health in Post-Soviet Russia: The Politics of Intervention. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

FIELDSITES

Public & Social Policy

Bellier, Irène. 1997. “The Commission as an Actor: An Anthropologist's View.” In H. Wallace and A.R. Young (dir.), Participation and Policy-Making in the European Union. Oxford, Clarendon: 91-115.


Bellier, Irène. 2000. “The European Union, Identity Politics and the Logic of Interests' Representation.” In I. Bellier and T.M. Wilson (ed.), An Anthropology of the European Union: Building, Imagining and Experiencing the New Europe. Oxford, Berg: 53-73.


Dewey, Susan, and Patty Kelly, eds. 2011. Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective. New York: New York University Press.


Feldman, Gregory. 2011. The Migration Apparatus: Security, Labor and Policymaking in the European Union. Stanford, Stanford University Press.


Ferguson, James. 2015. Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.


Greenhalgh, Susan. 2008. Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China. Berkeley, University of California Press.


Greenhalgh, Susan and Edwin A. Winckler. 2005. Governing China’s Population: From Leninist to Neoliberal Biopolitics. Stanford: Stanford University Press.


Gupta, Akhil. 2012. Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, and Poverty in India. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.


High, Holly. 2014. Fields of Desire: Poverty and Policy in Laos. Singapore, National University of Singapore Press.


Mackey, E. 2002. The House of Difference: Cultural Politics and National Identity in Canada. Toronto, University of Toronto Press.


McDonald, Maryon. 2005. “EU Policy and Destiny: A Challenge for Anthropology.” Anthropology Today, 21, 1 (February): 3-4.


Michaud, Jean. 2009. “Handling Mountain Minorities in China, Vietnam and Laos: From History to Current Concerns.” Asian Ethnicity, 10, 1 (February): 25-49.


Shore, Cris. 2000. Building Europe: The Cultural Politics of European Integration. London, Routledge.


Weitzer, Ronald. 2010. “Sex Work: Paradigms and Policies.” In Sex for Sale: Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry. 2nd ed. Ronald John Weitzer, ed. Pp. 1–54. New York: Routledge.

ANTHROPOLOGISTS AND POLICYMAKERS

Beyond the Academy

Peters, Rebecca Warne. 2015. “Anthropology's Contributions to Training in the Policy Professions: An Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP).” Roundtable, Chicago, November 2013. Contributions by Keith Brown, Maia Green, Susan Hyatt, Robert Rubinstein, and Ronald Stade. PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 38(2):356-364.