An Ethnographic Inventory

The method of telegrammatic correspondence: A digital mode of inquiry for times of lockdown

Problematorio de ética de la investigación

CLEENIK – Clinic of anthropological ethnographic experiments

Xpositions in this typology

CfP | Bureaucratic reinventions: The more-than-market arrangements of public action

At a time when market logics have become the hegemonic operating rationale of many governments, urban bureaucracies seem to be undergoing a profound process of reinvention: from participatory budgeting or community involvement in policymaking to co-creation competitions and citizen laboratories that expand the range of knowledge and sensibilities in urban governance. These bureaucrats appear no longer as sinister machinic operators of Kafkaesque state violence, but as hopeful and flexible practitioners promoting many forms of public good. In what ways are these bureaucratic reinventions more conducive to the public good than the actions of the market? Also, what do these places mean for the ways in which we might study them?