Note: This section is now dated. See the “Bibliography” tab under “Resources” for a recent and topically organized bibliography on the anthropology of policy.
Boyer, Dominic. 2008. “Thinking through the Anthropology of Experts.” Anthropology in Action: Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice. Vol. 15, No. 2: 38-46.
Conti, Joseph A. and Moira E. O’Neil. 2007. “Studying Power: Qualitative Methods and the Global Elite.” Qualitative Research, 7(1): 63-82.
Coronil, Fernando. 1997. The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Foucault, Michel. 1991. “Governmentality.” In The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality. Graham Burchell, ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Gordon, Colin. 1991. “Governmental Rationality.” In The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality. Graham Burchell, ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Haenn, N., and D.G. Casagrande. 2007. “Citizens, Experts, and Anthropologists: Finding Paths in Environmental Policy.” Human Organization, 66(2):99-102.
Harper, Richard H.R. 1998. Inside the IMF: An Ethnography of Documents, Technology and Organisational Action. Boston: Academic Press.
Jasanoff, Sheila. 1990. The Fifth Branch: Science Advisers as Policymakers. Cambridge. MA and London: Harvard University Press.
Kertzer, David. 1988. Ritual, Politics, and Power. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Marshall, Catherine. 1984. “Elites, Bureaucrats, Ostriches, and Pussycats: Managing Research in Policy Settings.” Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 15(3): 235-251.
Mitchell, Timothy. 2002. Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Procacci, Giovanna. 1991. “Social Economy and the Government of Poverty.” In The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality. Graham Burchell, ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Riles, Annelise, ed. 2006. Documents: Artifacts of Modern Knowledge. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
–. 2004. “Real Time: Unwinding Technocratic and Anthropological Knowledge.” American Ethnologist, 31(3): 392-405.
–. 2000. The Network Inside Out. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Scott, James C. 1998. Seeing like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
Sharma, Aradhana and Akhil Gupta, eds. 2006. The Anthropology of the State: A Reader. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Velthuis, Otto. 2006. “Inside a World of Spin: Four Days at the World Trade Organization.” Ethnography, 7(1): 125-150.
Westbrook, David. 2008. Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Woolard, Kathryn. 1989. “Sentences in the Language Prison: The Rhetorical Structuring of An American Language Policy Debate.” American Ethnologist, 16(2): 268-278.