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Audit Cultures

Audit Cultures

Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics and the Academy

  • Author: Marilyn Strathern
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113456970X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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Do audit cultures deliver greater responsibility, or do they stifle creative thought? We are all increasingly subjected to auditing, and alongside that, subject to accountability for our behaviour and actions. Audit cultures pervade in the workplace, our governmental and public institutions as well as academia. However, audit practices themselves have consequences, beneficial and detrimental, that often go unexamined. This book examines how pervasive practices of accountability are, the political and cultural conditions under which accountability flourishes and the consequences of their application. Twelve social anthropologists look at this influential and controversial phenomenon, and map out the effects around Europe and the Commonwealth, as well as in contexts such as the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and Academic institutions. The result provides an excellent insight into auditing and its dependence on precepts of economic efficiency and ethical practice. This point of convergence between these moral and financial priorities provides an excellent opening for debate on the culture of management and accountability.

Audit Cultures

Audit Cultures

Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics and the Academy

  • Author: Marilyn Strathern
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134569696
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9807
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Do audit cultures deliver greater responsibility, or do they stifle creative thought? We are all increasingly subjected to auditing, and alongside that, subject to accountability for our behaviour and actions. Audit cultures pervade in the workplace, our governmental and public institutions as well as academia. However, audit practices themselves have consequences, beneficial and detrimental, that often go unexamined. This book examines how pervasive practices of accountability are, the political and cultural conditions under which accountability flourishes and the consequences of their application. Twelve social anthropologists look at this influential and controversial phenomenon, and map out the effects around Europe and the Commonwealth, as well as in contexts such as the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and Academic institutions. The result provides an excellent insight into auditing and its dependence on precepts of economic efficiency and ethical practice. This point of convergence between these moral and financial priorities provides an excellent opening for debate on the culture of management and accountability.

Audit Cultures

Audit Cultures

Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics, and the Academy

  • Author: Marilyn Strathern
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415233279
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 310
  • View: 7112
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Do audit cultures deliver greater responsibility, or do they stifle creative thought? We are all increasingly subjected to auditing, and alongside that, subject to accountability for our behaviour and actions. Audit cultures pervade in the workplace, our governmental and public institutions as well as academia. However, audit practices themselves have consequences, beneficial and detrimental, that often go unexamined. This book examines how pervasive practices of accountability are, the political and cultural conditions under which accountability flourishes and the consequences of their application. Twelve social anthropologists look at this influential and controversial phenomenon, and map out the effects around Europe and the Commonwealth, as well as in contexts such as the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and Academic institutions. The result provides an excellent insight into auditing and its dependence on precepts of economic efficiency and ethical practice. This point of convergence between these moral and financial priorities provides an excellent opening for debate on the culture of management and accountability.

Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education

Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education

  • Author: Sara Delamont
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1849807299
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 640
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The Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education offers both basic and advanced discussions of data collection, analysis and representation of all the best qualitative methods used in educational research. It contains four comprehensive yet concise sections on perspectives, settings, data collection and data analysis and representation. Authors from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand contribute to a wide-ranging and provocative Handbook that will inspire novice researchers and re-invigorate experienced scholars. Its 44 well-documented chapters will serve academics and graduate students in educational research across all sectors of education from pre-school to graduate school, and all settings from formal to non-formal.

Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University

Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University

  • Author: Joyce E. Canaan,Wesley Shumar
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135910154
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 328
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This volume considers how current transitions in postsecondary education are impacting Higher Education (HE) institutions and subjects in a number of Northern nations, as well as how these transitions are indicative of the wider shift from the welfare to the market state. The university is now considered a key site for training and wealth generation in the so-called 'knowledge economy' that operates in a globalising, high tech world. Further, these transitions are underpinned by neo-liberal economic ideas that assume that the public sector is a drag on the economy unless it is subject to the rules, regulations and assumptions that govern the private sector. This excellent volume - an important contribution to Education as well as Economics and Politics - furthers our understandings of universities as marketable entities as part of the globalized economy.

Anthropology of Policy

Anthropology of Policy

Perspectives on Governance and Power

  • Author: Cris Shore,Susan Wright
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134827024
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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Arguing that policy has become an increasingly central concept and instrument in the organisation of contemporary societies and that it now impinges on all areas of life so that it is virtually impossible to ignore or escape its influence, this book argues that the study of policy leads straight into issues at the heart of anthropology.

The Anthropology of Organisations

The Anthropology of Organisations

  • Author: Alberto Corsín Jiménez
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 567
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This volume brings together a selection of classic and contemporary articles written by anthropologists over the last sixty years. The essays reflect the move from earlier preoccupations with 'culture' and 'relationality' and cast new light on the relevance of ethnography for organisational and social theory.

The Anthropology of Development and Globalization

The Anthropology of Development and Globalization

From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism

  • Author: Marc Edelman,Angelique Haugerud
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631228790
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 420
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The Anthropology of Development and Globalization is a collection of readings that provides an unprecedented overview of this field that ranges from the field’s classical origins to today’s debates about the “magic” of the free market. Explores the foundations of the anthropology of development, a field newly animated by theories of globalization and transnationalism Framed by an encyclopedic introduction that will prove indispensable to students and experts alike Includes readings ranging from Weber and Marx and Engels to contemporary works on the politics of development knowledge, consumption, environment, gender, international NGO networks, the IMF, campaigns to reform the World Bank, the collapse of socialism, and the limits of “post-developmentalism” Fills a crucial gap in the literature by mingling historical, cultural, political, and economic perspectives on development and globalization Present a wide range of theoretical approaches and topics

A Question of Trust

A Question of Trust

The BBC Reith Lectures 2002

  • Author: Onora O'Neill
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521529969
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 100
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Onora O'Neill's timely new work highlights a great paradox: in order to inspire trust, we, the public, require more accountability, more transparency. But the more we learn about our financial institutions, our politicians, our medical practitioners, our clergy, and many other people who have a direct effect on our lives, the less willing we are to trust them. Their word is doubted, their motives questioned. Whether real or perceived, this crisis of trust has a debilitating impact on society and democracy. Can trust be restored by making people and institutions more accountable in a modern democracy? Or do complex systems of accountability and control damage trust? O'nora O' Neill challenges current approaches to accountability, investigates sources of deception in our society and re-examines questions of press freedom. |L O'Neill presented these ideas this spring as a part of the BBC Radio 4's reith Lectures. Established in 1948, the Reith Lectures are presented to advance public understanding about significant issues of contemporary interest. Previous lecturers include Bertrand Russel, Robert Oppenheimer, and J.K. Galbraith.

Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere

Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere

  • Author: Norman K. Denzin,Michael D. Giardina
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351388835
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 222
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Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere examines the relationships between public scholarship, the research marketplace, and the politics of higher education.? It is written from the perspective that higher education is under attack from multiple sides, both political and economic; that academics reside in a precarious position, one fraught with accountability metrics, funding pressures, and spiralling bureaucracy; and that scientific knowledge itself is increasingly contentious in public. These internal and external pressures have fundamentally transformed the public sphere of higher education from one of rational public discourse by and for the public good to one of private market relations and strategic research decisions. In turn, these transformations have fundamentally altered what it means to be a ‘productive’ scholar within this space—altered what it means to be a public researcher in this space. Leading international voices from the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Norway collectively present a forceful rebuke to such developments, raising a clarion call to action on topics ranging from scholarly publishing, audit culture, and the privatization of public knowledge to Indigenous, arts-based, and collaborative research methods. Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere is a must-read for faculty and students alike interested in the politics of being a public researcher—of conducting research in and influencing dialogue in the public sphere.

Payments for Ecosystem Services

Payments for Ecosystem Services

Legal and Institutional Frameworks

  • Author: Thomas Greiber
  • Publisher: IUCN
  • ISBN: 2831711762
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 295
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Local Space, Global Life

Local Space, Global Life

  • Author: Luis Eslava
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107092124
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 370
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Examines the everyday functioning and impact of international law and the development project, particularly across cities in emergent nations.

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

  • Author: Anthropological Society of Oxford
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Page: N.A
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Documents

Documents

Artifacts of Modern Knowledge

  • Author: Annelise Riles
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472069453
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 243
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Documents reflects on the new challenges to humanistic social science in a world in which the subjects of research increasingly share the professional passions and problems of the researcher. Documents are everywhere in modern life, from the sciences to bureaucracy to law; at the same time, fieldworkers document social realities by collecting, producing, and exchanging documents of their own. Capping off a generation of reflection and critique about the promises and pitfalls of ethnographic methods, the contributors explore how ethnographers conceive, grasp, appreciate, and see patterns, demonstrating that the core of the ethnographic method now lies in the way ethnographers respond to, and increasingly share the professional passions and problems of, their subjects. "Sophisticated and provocative. The original and unique focus of this volume effectively opens up a new arena of critique that will move ethnography and qualitative inquiry forward in a way that few other works do." —George Marcus, Department of Anthropology, Rice University "This edited collection asks how an understanding of documentary forms sheds light on the creation and circulation of modern forms of knowledge, expertise, and governance. This is a major intervention in how we understand the everyday practice and techne of the documentary impulse and documentary apparatuses of law, bureaucratic review, and other institutions of modernity, as well as linguistic anthropology, literary theory, and law. The topic of Documents is not just of interest because of epistemological quandaries in the human sciences over textualization and interpretation, but also because the domains to which we increasingly turn our attention are themselves auto-documentary." —William M. Maurer, Chair and Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of California, Irvine Contributors: Mario Biagioli, Donald Brenneis, Carol Heimer, Hirokazu Miyazaki, Adam Reed, Annelise Riles, and Marilyn Strathern. Annelise Riles is Professor of Law and Anthropology at Cornell University.

Organized Uncertainty

Organized Uncertainty

Designing a World of Risk Management

  • Author: Michael Power
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0199253943
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
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Since the mid-1990s risk management has dramatically expanded its reach and significance to become a benchmark of good governance for a wide variety of public and private organizations. This book shows that the rise of risk management has much less to do with real dangers and opportunities than with organizational accountability and legitimacy.

African American Culture and Heritage in Higher Education Research and Practice

African American Culture and Heritage in Higher Education Research and Practice

  • Author: Kassie Freeman
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275958442
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 237
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Leading African American scholars address the cultural context in the examination of research and policies regarding African Americans in higher eduction.

Anthropology in the Public Arena

Anthropology in the Public Arena

Historical and Contemporary Contexts

  • Author: Jeremy MacClancy
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118475526
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
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This articulate and authoritative survey of both the popular and academic trends in anthropology demonstrates the broad relevance of anthropological knowledge and argues for a more inclusive conception of the discipline that engages the public imagination. Demonstrates the evolving social contexts of British anthropological theory and practice from the mid-19th century Highlights the importance of popular anthropology in forming and sustaining the professional discipline Explores the past and present cross-fertilization of anthropologists, scientists and prominent literary figures Assesses the pioneering efforts online to advance the role of anthropology in public debates Appeals to a broader readership interested in cultural and intellectual history

JASO

JASO

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Page: N.A
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Visions of Poverty

Visions of Poverty

Welfare Policy and Political Imagination

  • Author: Robert Asen
  • Publisher: MSU Press
  • ISBN: 0870138871
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 325
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Images of poverty shape the debate surrounding it. In 1996, then President Bill Clinton signed welfare reform legislation repealing the principal federal program providing monetary assistance to poor families, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). With the president's signature this originally non-controversial program became the only title of the 1935 Social Security Act to be repealed. The legislation culminated a retrenchment era in welfare policy beginning in the early 1980s. To understand completely the welfare policy debates of the last half of the 20th Century, the various images of poor people that were present must be considered. Visions of Poverty explores these images and the policy debates of the retrenchment era, recounting the ways in which images of the poor appeared in these debates, relaying shifts in images that took place over time, and revealing how images functioned in policy debates to advantage some positions and disadvantage others. Looking to the future, Visions of Poverty demonstrates that any future policy agenda must first come to terms with the vivid, disabling images of the poor that continue to circulate. In debating future reforms, participants-whose ranks should include potential recipients-ought to imagine poor people anew. This ground breaking study in policymaking and cultural imagination will be of particular interest to scholars in rhetorical studies, political science, history, and public policy.

Policy Worlds

Policy Worlds

Anthropology and the Analysis of Contemporary Power

  • Author: Cris Shore,Susan Wright,span data-scayt_word="Davide" data-scaytid="13"Davide span data-scayt_word="Pero" data-scaytid="14"Pero
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 0857455893
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 348
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There are few areas of society today that remain outside the ambit of policy processes, and likewise policy making has progressively reached into the structure and fabric of everyday life. An instrument of modern government, policy and its processes provide an analytical window into systems of governance themselves, opening up ways to study power and the construction of regimes of truth. This volume argues that policies are not simply coercive, constraining or confined to static texts; rather, they are productive, continually contested and able to create new social and semantic spaces and new sets of relations. Anthropologists do not stand outside or above systems of governance but are themselves subject to the rhetoric and rationalities of policy. The analyses of policy worlds presented by the contributors to this volume open up new possibilities for understanding systems of knowledge and power and the positioning of academics within them.