This volume offers insights from political anthropology on how to analyze and how to think about contemporary areas of internationalized political phenomena in a fresh manner. By drawing on a variety of cases like policing, budgeting, the role of monetary politics in everyday life, development agencies, and international organisations it shows the promise of an “extended experience” for the study of international politics, yet without glossing over the limits of such approaches. This book is an essential contribution to the discussion about ethnography in international relations and a bridge between disciplines.
Sarah Beicker is a Research Assistant at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS) at the University of Bremen.
Klaus Schlichte is a Professor of International Relations and World Society at the University of Bremen.
1. Introduction: The Political Anthropology of Internationalized Politics, Sarah Biecker and Klaus Schlichte
Part I: New Vantage Points
2. Conducting Field Research When There is No ‘Field’: Some Notes on the Praxiographic Challenge, Christian Bueger
3. The Possibilities and Limits of Ethnography: From Syria and Jordan, Sophia Hoffmann
4. Zooming in Dissolves the Taken-For-Granted: Towards a Political Anthropology of International Organisations, Julian Eckl
Part II: Local Arenas of Internationalized Politics
5. Emic Security: An Anthropological Approach to Security, Tessa Diphoorn
6. Dynamic Security and the Scientific Exotic – Vernacularisation and Practical Norms in Ugandan Prisons, Tomas Martin
7. The Value of ‘Staying Put’ For the Study of International Peacebuilding:Insights from Somaliland, Jessica L. Anderson
Part III: Catching How the World is Ruled
8. Depending on Money: Kenya’s International Relations, Kai Koddenbrock
9. Bureaucratic Technologies of Government and the Study of Internationalised Politics, Sarah Biecker and Klaus Schlichte,
Afterword, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan