In the Loop and Off the Record

Power and the Washington Establishment Graduate Student Paper Prize Winner These days the “Washington Establishment” has become shorthand for an out-of-touch political elite, whose ineptitude, privilege, and corruption we digest through the 24-hour news cycle and binge-worthy dramas like “House of Cards” and “Scandal.” Apart from these popularized characterizations, however, what do we actually know […]

The Anthropology of Policy Emerges

The Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP) promotes the anthropological study of policy, including makings, workings, contexts, agents, and effects. ASAP seeks to advance the contributions of the anthropology of policy to theory and method in anthropology, as well as to research and action in public policy. Anthropologists of policy engage actors and institutions […]

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 […]