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 […]

A Vital Anthropology of Foreign Policy

Foreign policymaking is anything but a linear process based on dispassionate, rational assessments to be neatly evaluated. That conclusion becomes clear when reading Winifred Tate’s powerful book on the invention, implementation and repercussions of US policymaking in Colombia. Plan Colombia, which was enacted in 2000, is a critical site for interrogating US policy formation, Tate […]