Living with Debt

If one journeys up the Hooghly River from Kolkata (Calcutta), the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, one can get a condensed impression of India’s colonial past. Dotted along the river banks are the towns of Bandel, Chinsurah, Serampore, and Chandannagar, where the Portuguese, the Dutch, the Danes, and the French respectively settled. […]

Stemming Refugee Flows, Warehousing Refugee Souls

“We will not accept turning the country into a permanent warehouse of souls,” Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece, recently declared as he contested the Austrian-led coordination of stringent border enforcement along the Western Balkan migratory route, from the Macedonia-Greek border just north of Idomeni to the Austrian-Slovenian border. Asked about the proliferation of barbed […]

Association for the Anthropology of Policy

Message from Janine Wedel, ASAP President With the new year upon us, let me take this opportunity to reflect on the Denver annual meeting and what we’ve accomplished in 2015. It’s been just three years since we founded ASAP. I’m inspired by the energy around the anthropology of policy as a field, ASAP as an […]