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Governing cultures : anthropological perspectives on political labor, power, and government

Author: Kendra Coulter; William R Schumann
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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By assembling original, ethnographically-grounded research in legislatures, executives, and bureaucracies, this volume illuminates and unpacks the structures, practices, and values of government  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kendra Coulter; William R Schumann
ISBN: 9781137009210 1137009217
OCLC Number: 781432429
Description: viii, 238 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Government matters : intellectual labor and the work of governing / Kendra Coulter and William R. Schumann --
Navigating the illegible state : the political labor of government in Mexico / Tara A. Schwegler --
A project of governing and its contradictions : maternal-infant care in highland Ecuador / A. Kim Clark --
Governing beef : program implementation, unintended consequences, and BSE control in Alberta / Alan Smart and Josephine Smart --
Selling clear red water : the identity politics of governing in the National Assembly for Wales / William R. Schumann --
Legislative authenticity and the politics of recognition : being a Māori member of the New Zealand parliament / Ilana Gershon --
Gendering government : political labor and the production of policy and political culture / Kendra Coulter --
The work of being governed : from the welfare state to the "big society" in Britain / Susan Brin Hyatt --
The will to end hunger in the age of security : food security, national security and community-based food security in the United States / David V. Fazzino II --
The work of governing / John Clarke.
Responsibility: edited by Kendra Coulter and William R. Schumann.

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