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Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Local government is the hidden leviathan of American politics: it accounts for nearly a tenth of gross domestic product, it collects nearly as much in taxes as the federal government, and its ... More


Reggae on the Border: The Possibilities of a Frontera Soundscape

Luis Alvarez

in Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735921
eISBN:
9780199918607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735921.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter investigates the political and cultural possibilities and limits of the wide-ranging reggae scene that has emerged along both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border since the 1990s. It ... More


Ambiguous Kingdoms: States, Subjects, and Spatialities of Power

François G. Richard

in Reluctant Landscapes: Historical Anthropologies of Political Experience in Siin, Senegal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226252407
eISBN:
9780226252681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252681.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 5 performs a genealogy of the trope of the predatory kingdom, which has structured the literature on Atlantic West Africa. Where scholarship has often assumed centralized kingdoms’ sovereign ... More


Gateways, 1970–1987

Michael R. Page

in Frederik Pohl

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039652
eISBN:
9780252097744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039652.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Frederik Pohl's literary output as a science fiction (SF) writer during the period 1970–1987, including Gateway and The Way the Future Was. After stepping down from Galaxy, ... More


Political Brokers: Active Citizenship

Insa Lee Koch

in Personalizing the State: An Anthropology of Law, Politics, and Welfare in Austerity Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198807513
eISBN:
9780191845437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807513.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 6 examines what grassroots mechanisms estate residents have at their disposal to make their voices heard. Private–public partnerships and civic initiatives that address problems of disorder ... More


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