Abstract no. 429

In contrast to earlier education policies, the New Education Policy of India 2020 seeks to refigure the higher education ecosystem through introduction of greater flexibility and instilling a forward looking momentum to meet the challenges of neoliberal global...

Abstract no. 256

When one of us invited an activist-scholar involved in anti-nationalist protest and new forms of direct democracy in Bosnia-Herzegovina to present at a workshop on ‘Translating policy in the semi-periphery’, his initial response was ‘whenever I hear the...

Abstract no. 199

As an ethnographer of parliament, my work, theoretically speaking, draws centrally on the anthropology of (political) institutions and somewhat on the anthropology of policy. In this paper, I aim to accomplish two goals. Firstly, I seek to compare the partial overlap,...

Abstract no. 135

This paper focuses on—the Cybersecurity Law— an important piece of legislation, which came into effect in China in 2017, that aims to regulate and shape the cloud geographies both inside and beyond China. Based on anthropological fieldwork on the construction of...

Abstract no. 48

This paper explores the relationship between the policies of state recruitment and the constitution of a new kind of subjectivity for the bureaucrats in contemporary Brazil. The competitive entrance examination in Brazil is a social phenomenon and a mechanism of...

Abstract no. 28

This presentation discusses the impact of MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) , specifically MDG 5 which aims at reducing maternal mortality, on women’s health and birth experiences in rural Bangladesh. Bangladesh implemented policies which encourage hospital birth...