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Anthropology of Public Policies 3102-FABIP
Konwersatorium (KON) Semestr zimowy 2021/22

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1. 06.10.2021. Introduction

Block I: Anthropology of the state and bureaucracy

2. 13.10.2021Anthropology of the state

Sharma, Aradhana. 2006. Crossbreeding Institutions, Breeding Struggle: Women’s Empowerment, Neoliberal Governmentality, and State (Re)Formation in India, Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 21: 1, p. 60–95.

*Sharma, Aradhana and Akhil Gupta. 2006. Introduction: Rethinking Theories of the State in an Age of Globalization [in:] The Anthropology of the State: A Reader. Malden, Oxford, Carlton: Blackwell, 1-41.

*Mitchel, Timothy

1991 The Limits of the State: Beyond Statist Approaches and Their Critiques, The American Political Sciences Review, 85:1, p. 77-96.

3. 20.10.2021Stategraphy – relational approach to the state

Vetters, Larissa. 2018. Contingent Statehood. Clientelism and Civic Engagement as Relational Modalities in Contemporary Bosnia and Herzegovina, [in:] T. Thelen, L. Vetters and K. von Benda-Beckmann (eds) Stategraphy Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State, Berghahn, 20-37.

*Thelen, Tatjana, Larissa Vetters, and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann. 2018. Introduction. Stategraphy: Relational Modes, Boundary Work, and Embeddedness, [in:] T. Thelen, L. Vetters and K. von Benda-Beckmann (eds) Stategraphy Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State, Berghahn, 1-19.

* Lafleur Jean-Michel & Elsa Mescoli

Creating Undocumented EU Migrants through Welfare: A Conceptualization of Undeserving and Precarious Citizenship

4. 27.10.2021

Olivier de Sardan, Jean-Pierre. 2014. The Delivery State in Africa. Interface Bureaucrats, Professional Cultures and the Bureaucratic Mode of Governance [in:] Thomas Bierschenk and Jean Pierre Olivier De Sardan (eds) States at Work. Dynamics of African Bureaucracies. Leiden, Boston: Brill, p. 399.

* Weber, Max. 2006. Bureaucracy [in:] Aradhana Sharma and Akhil Gupta (eds) The Anthropology of the State: A Reader. Malden, Oxford, Carlton: Blackwell.

Block II: Anthropology of public policies

5. 03.11.2021 Introduction to anthropology of public policy

Shore, Cris. 2012. “Anthropology and Public Policy.” In The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology, edited by Richard Fardon, Olivia Harris, Trevor H.J. Marchand, Mark Nuttall, Cris Shore, Veronica Strang, and Richard A. Wilson, 1:89–104. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Thousand Oaks. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781446201077


Shore, Cris and Susan Wright. 2011. ‘Conceptualising Policy: Technologies of

Governance and the Politics of Visibility’, in C. Shore, S. Wright and D. Pero, Davide

(eds) 2011. Policy Worlds: Anthropology and the Analysis of Power, Oxford: Berghahn,


6. 10.11.2021 How Policy Constructs People

Kligman, Gail and Katherine Verdery. 2011. The Village Community and the Politics of

Collectivization, 1945–62, in: Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, p. 88-149.

*Dunn, Elisabeth Privatizing people

7. 17.11.2021 Policy as Language

Wright, Susan and Sue Reinhold 2011. ‘”Studying Through”: a Strategy for Studying Political Transformations’, in Shore and Wright Policy Worlds, Chapter 5

8. 24.11.2021 The new world order

Bear, Laura. 2015. Navigating austerity: currents of debt along a South Asian river.

Stanford: Stanford University Press: (Introduction, pp. 1-29).

Colen, S. (1995). ‘Like a mother to them’: Stratified reproduction and West Indian childcare workers and employers in New York. Conceiving the new world order: The global politics of reproduction, 78-102.

9. 01.12.2021 Higher Education Policies; Class and Gender

Ivancheva, Mariya; Kathleen Lynch, Kathryn Keating. 2019. Precarity, gender and care in the neoliberal academy, Gender, Work & Organization, Volume 26, Issue 4, p. 448-462.

*Patt O’Conor

10. 08.12.2021 The Utopia of Rules

Graeber, David. 2015. The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. Brooklyn, London: Melville House.

GUEST Gabriela Cabaña

Cabaña, G., Fueling the future: Energy Transitions and bureaucratic quandaries in Chiloé, PhD thesis in preparation.

Block III. Alternatives

11. 15.12.2021 The other world is possible?

Kussy, A., & Talego Vázquez, F. (2017). „Inny świat jest możliwy”: z gwarantowaną pracą czy z gwarantowanym dochodem? Przypadek Marinaledy. Praktyka Teoretyczna, 24(2), 68-100.

* David Graeber - Re-Thinking Resistance: Smashing Bureaucracies and Classes (2017), vídeo 20 minutes, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izHb4UuGZi8

*Russell, B. (2019). Fearless Cities municipalism. Open Democracy, 21.,

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12. 22.12.2021 The public beyond the state

Kussy A., Palomera D., Silver D., From the Crises of Social Reproduction to Caring Cities? Barcelona in the Lens of Anthropology of Policy, yet unpublished.

* Purcell, M. (2016). For democracy: Planning and publics without the state. Planning Theory, 15(4): 386-401.

*The Future is Public. Towards Democratic Ownership of Public Services: https://www.tni.org/en/futureispublic

13. 12.01.2022 Bottom-up public policies

Example of Motemor-o-novo, Portugal.

GUEST Jorge Goncalves

Example of Rojava


14. 19.01.2022 A text proposed by students.

15. 09.02.2022 Comments on essays in the exams period

A class during the exam's session. Debate about the essays and the peer reviews.

Additional bibliography

*Borrelli, L. M., & Andreetta, S. (2019). Introduction: Governing migration through paperwork. Journal of Legal Anthropology, 3(2), 1-9.

*Andreetta, S. (2019). "We write for the courts, not for the people". Irregular migrants, social workers and welfare bureaucracies in French-speaking Belgium.

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