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Guerrilla Auditors: The Politics of Transparency in Neoliberal Paraguay

Guerrilla Auditors An ethnographic account of the rise of information, transparency, and good governance in the post-Cold War era, and the effects of these concepts on Paraguay’s transition to democracy Full description

Guerrilla Auditors

Pub Date : 2011-09-14 | Author : Kregg Hetherington | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822350361
ISBN 13 : 082235036X

An ethnography exploring disagreements among Paraguayan peasants, government bureaucrats, and development experts about how state bureaucracy should function, what archival documen..

Patients Of The State

Pub Date : 2012-05-04 | Author : Javier Auyero | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822352334
ISBN 13 : 0822352338

Describes the power that can be imposed, and the misery that is caused, especially for the poor, by the simple act of waiting. This title also describes a variety of different situ..

States At Work

Pub Date : 2014-01-30 | Author : Thomas Bierschenk | Publisher : BRILL

ISBN 10 : 9789004264960
ISBN 13 : 9004264965

States at Work explores the mundane practices of state-making in Africa by focussing on the daily functioning of public services and the practices of civil servants...

Social Collateral

Pub Date : 2015-10-06 | Author : Caroline E. Schuster | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520962200
ISBN 13 : 0520962206

Microcredit is part of a global trend of financial inclusion that brings banking services, especially small loans, to the world’s poor. In this book, Caroline Schuster explores P..

Red Tape

Pub Date : 2012-07-17 | Author : Akhil Gupta | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822351108
ISBN 13 : 0822351102

Examining the chronic, widespread poverty in India, the world's fourth largest economy, Akhil Gupta theorizes the relation between the state in India and the poor as one of structu..

The Other Shore

Pub Date : 2013 | Author : Michael Jackson | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520275263
ISBN 13 : 0520275268

In this book, ethnographer and poet Michael Jackson addresses the interplay between modes of writing, modes of understanding, and modes of being in the world. Drawing on literary, ..

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