Presidential Elections in Austria and Rise of the Far Right

On December 4, 2016, Austrians elected Alexander Van der Bellen, a former member of the Green Party, as the President of the Republic. Though 53.3% of the votes went to him, almost 47% went to Norbert Hofer, the nominee of the far right from the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ). In Winning a Battle, Not […]

Reflections on Minneapolis from the Section Leadership

As we noted in an earlier column, ASAP was active at the Minneapolis meeting with fifteen sessions on the regular program and another round of our now traditional mentoring session. The two of us wanted to provide some reflections on those sessions so that the insights do not disappear into the ether as we think […]

ASAP Yearly Report

Notes from the Section Leadership The Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP) continued to progress during 2016 and the two of us particularly want to thank outgoing president, Janine Wedel. She has poured much of her energy and competence into ASAP and its IGAPP predecessor for well over a decade now. The goods news is […]

Making Sense of Nuclear Waste

Nuclear energy is having a busy summer. While the industry is keeping its 99 US nuclear plants running, at close to full capacity, to supply for the heightened electricity demands of this summer’s heat, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced investing $82 million. This money will go into nuclear technology advancement and research. Another nuclear […]