Anthropology of Policy: Perspectives on Governance and Power - Edited by Cris Shore & Susan WrightLondon & New York: Routledge, 1997, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine.
From the cover: “Anthropology of Policy argues that policy has become an increasingly central organizing principle in contemporary societies, shaping the way we live, act and think. Policies create new categories of individuals such as ‘subject’, ‘citizen’, ‘professional’, ‘national’, ‘criminal’ and ‘deviant’. Policies also influence the way individuals construct themselves as subjects, acting both on and through people as free and rational agents. If policy is a tool of government, it is equally a tool for studying government, and for tracing the links between different sites, agents and levels within the complex policy process.
Anthropology of Policy examines the emerging structures and discourses through which policy operates to introduce new neo-liberal systems of government and new forms of power. Lucid and accessible, this innovative book will appeal to students in all social science disciplines as well as practitioners and policy professionals.”