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Academy of Management Annals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 81)
Accounting and the Public Interest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Negócios     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio     Open Access  
Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administração Pública e Gestão Social     Open Access  
Administración Pública y Sociedad     Open Access  
Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Administrative Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
African Journal of Governance and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
AL-Qadisiyah Journal For Administrative and Economic sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Arbetsliv i omvandling     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Gestão Pública e Cidadania     Open Access  
Canadian Public Administration/Administration Publique Du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Citizenship Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Corrections : Policy, Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cuadernos de Administración     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Latinoamericanos de Administración     Open Access  
Dhammathas Academic Journal     Open Access  
DiA : Public Administration Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Digital Government : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documentos y Aportes en Administración Pública y Gestión Estatal     Open Access  
ECA Sinergia : Revista Especializada en Economía, Contabilidad y Administración     Open Access  
Economic and Regional Studies / Studia Ekonomiczne i Regionalne     Open Access  
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
eJournal of Public Affairs     Open Access  
Electronic Government, an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Electronic Journal of e-Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
ESPAÇO PÚBLICO : Revista do Mestrado Profissional em Políticas Públicas da UFPE     Open Access  
Estado, Gobierno y Gestión Pública     Open Access  
Estudios de Administración     Open Access  
Éthique publique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
EURE (Santiago) - Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Urbano Regionales     Open Access  
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
European Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Federal Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
FEU Academic Review     Open Access  
FOR Rivista per la formazione     Full-text available via subscription  
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Future Studies Research Journal : Trends and Strategies     Open Access  
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Georgia Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gestão Pública : Práticas e Desafios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gestión y Política Pública     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Global Public Policy and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Governance : An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Governance Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Government Information Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Growth and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Human Resource Development Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration     Open Access  
Ids Working Papers     Hybrid Journal  
In Vestigium Ire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal  
International Affairs and Global Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Electronic Government Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Public Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Review of Public Policy     Open Access  
International Tax and Public Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Investigación Administrativa     Open Access  
JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik)     Open Access  
Journal of Administrative and Management     Open Access  
Journal of APF Command and Staff College     Open Access  
Journal of Asian Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Chinese Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis : Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Development and Administrative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science     Open Access  
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of European Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Journal of Governance and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access  
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Management & Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 243)
Journal of Management and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Nursing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Administration and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Journal of Public Affairs Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Procurement     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Science and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Social and Administrative Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Social Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Jurnal Ad'ministrare     Open Access  
Jurnal Administrasi Publik : Public Administration Journal     Open Access  
Jurnal Bina Praja : Journal of Home Affairs Governance     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Administrasi Publik     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Administrasi Publik     Open Access  
Jurnal Kajian Pemerintah : Journal of Government, Social and Politics     Open Access  
Jurnal Niara     Open Access  
Jurnal Office     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Kwartalnik Prawa Podatkowego / Tax Law Quarterly     Open Access  
Law and Administration in Post-Soviet Europe     Open Access  
Law, Democracy & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Law, Innovation and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  
Local Government Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Middle East Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Molung Educational Frontier     Open Access  
National Civic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nordic Tax Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Organizações & Sociedade     Open Access  
Orientación y Sociedad : Revista Internacional e Interdisciplinaria de Orientación Vocacional Ocupacional     Open Access  
Parliaments, Estates and Representation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Perspectivas em Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Perspectives on Public Management and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
PINISI Discretion Review     Open Access  
Pittsburgh Tax Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Police Journal : Theory, Practice and Principles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 318)
Policy & Internet     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Policy & Governance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Policy Studies Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Política, Globalidad y Ciudadanía     Open Access  
Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Politics and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Poverty & Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Prashasan: Nepalese Journal of Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Prawo Budżetowe Państwa i Samorządu     Open Access  
Prison Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Public Administration and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Public Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Public Administration Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Public Choice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Public Governance Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Public Inspiration     Open Access  
Public Organization Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Public Personnel Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Public Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Public Policy and Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Public Policy And Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Public Policy and Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Public Sector     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Public Works Management & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Publik (Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi)     Open Access  
PUBLIKA : Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi Publik     Open Access  
Publius: The Journal of Federalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pyramides     Open Access  
RACE - Revista de Administração, Contabilidade e Economia     Open Access  
REAd : Revista eletrônica de administração     Open Access  
Regional Science Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
rESPaldo : Revista Internacional en Administración de Oficinas y Educación Comercial     Open Access  
Retos de la Dirección     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Administração Científica     Open Access  
Revista de Administração     Open Access  
Revista de Administração Geral     Open Access  
Revista de Administração IMED     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Administración Pública     Open Access  
Revista de Direito da Administração Pública     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Sociais e Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Revista Desenvolvimento Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista dos Estudantes de Públicas : REP     Open Access  
Revista Eurolatinoamericana de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista Foco     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de Estudios Municipales     Open Access  
Revista Mexicana de Análisis Político y Administración Pública     Open Access  
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública     Open Access  
Revista Política y Estrategia     Open Access  

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  • »Wandel durch Annäherung«: Multinormativität und informelle Politik in
           der europäischen Integration zwischen den 1960er und 1990er-Jahren

    • Abstract: The article scrutinises the institutional culture of European integration, with a particular focus on the decision-making procedures of the European Community in the period from the 1960s to the 1990s. ‘Soft Law’ played a key role in the normative and administrative development and differentiation of the Community, because it crystallised legal, political, cultural, and administrative norms. More specifically, the article demonstrates how the procedural norm of consensus became gradually challenged (and weakened) by the rise of majority voting in the Community. The article thus illustrates how the process of Europeanisation (‘Annäherung’) can contribute to normative change (‘Wandel’).
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  • Litigious Bukovina: Eugen Ehrlich’s ›Living Law‹ and the Use of
           Civil Justice in the Late Habsburg Monarchy

    • Abstract: In this paper, Eugen Ehrlich’s notion of living law is presented as a concept of multi-normativity. The culturally pluralist character of his home province, Bukovina, led Ehrlich – rightly considered a pioneer not only of the sociology of law, but also of legal pluralism and qualitative social research – to empirically explore the legal customs of its different ethnic groups as actually practised. As Ehrlich stressed the role of private societal legal transactions, his place of activity became a metaphor for a law beyond the state. However, the textbook narrative that Austrian state law has been ›dead‹ in the easternmost crown land of the Habsburg Empire does not stand up to closer scrutiny. In fact, as shown by an analysis of the monarchy’s legal statistics (that are hitherto practically unused for historical or sociological studies) and contemporary media accounts, the Bukovina witnessed an extraordinarily high litigation rate. Apart from precarious economic conditions, this was most likely an unintended consequence of civil procedural reforms. Given the Bukovina’s figurative meaning in current socio-legal discourses on law and globalisation, a proper understanding of this demand for state justice, as well as its coexistence with multiple societal normativities, is not only of historical interest.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Mulitinormativität und administrative Logik – neue
           verwaltungshistorische Perspektiven

    • PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Gestalten verwalten' These zu Janusköpfigkeit als Kern des
           verwalterischen Habitus in NS-Zeit und Gegenwart.

    • Abstract: The last fifteen years have seen a burgeoning of historical studies focused on (public) administration, notably during the period of National Socialism. And yet, this research has merely played a marginal role both in sociology and in the current training regime for public servants despite the critical role played by bureaucratic processes under the Naziregime and in the Shoah. Historical studies raise genuinely sociological questions about collective dispositions, however. The author’s hypothesis is that bureaucracy has the basic capacity or even inclination toward ambiguity and contradictory attitudes, and yet that this very Janus-head quality constitutes the bureaucratic trait per se.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Politikfelder als multinormative Ordnungen. Multiple Multinormativitäten
           im preußischen Chausseewesen am Beispiel der Volmethalstraße, ca.
           1816–1850er-Jahre

    • Abstract: In modern societies, policymaking occurs in highly differentiated social spheres that can be described as policy areas (Politikfelder). This paper argues that policy areas can not only be understood as normative orders that frame policy processes structurally and semantically but also as multinormative orders given that policymaking is prejudiced by formal law, informal practices, policy regimes, etc. A case study of the Prussian Chaussee policy shows that there are multiple constellations of multinormativity within the same policy area that qualitatively differ from each other depending on the specific condition of their formation. Particularly, social complexity and overlapping time regimes are identified as causes of multinormative tensions. Finally, policy areas develop quite a range of social practices to cope with the resulting conflicts (e.g., compromise, recourse to law, rule by authority, etc.).
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Zwischen Gesundheit und Wirtschaft: Normen und Interessenkonflikte in der
           behördlichen Arzneimittelregulierung im Deutschen Reich 1871–1945

    • Abstract: The article deals with the question of why the German authorities failed to reform drug regulation between 1871 and 1945, although it was urgently required due to the fundamental pharmaceutical change. The German drug regulation was initially dominated by non-state actors. The state was faced with numerous and powerful actors who represented completely different interests and standards, especially in health and economic policy. On the one hand, the reform of pharmaceutical law was blocked because the authorities were unable to balance these multiple normativities. On the other hand, the reform was complicated by external, non-medical norms and constraints.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Multinormativity Emerges From Multilevel Governance. Uses of the Council
           of Trent in Examinations for Ecclesiastical Benefices in 19th-Century
           Brazil

    • Abstract: I analyse how the Council of Trent was employed in cases of examinations for ecclesiastical benefices in 19th-century Brazil, relying on sources from the Council of State and the Congregation of the Council. Considering the Church within a scenario of multinormativity and multilevel governance, I argue that the interactions for the resolution of ordinary problems conveyed – and even catalysed – different interpretations of legal norms, depending on the agents interacting and the normative conventions adopted. In the case of Imperial Brazil, I suggest the uses of Trent shifted from a convention of amalgam to a convention of separation, with significant nuances.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Expropriation and the Challenge to Liberal Thought: Multinormative
           Management of State Intervention beyond the Conflict Liberty vs.
           Authority: (Brazil, 1826–1930)

    • Abstract: Nineteenth century features the supremacy of the administrative state and the absolutized conception of property, expressing liberalism. By then, lawyers thought of expropriation as a clash between these two values. However, in early twentieth century, as the interventionist state expanded, the public power colludes with private citizens, and the subjects profited from expropriations. This challenged the liberal opposition mentality and was followed by the incorporation of a social conception of property. Throughout one century, the interpretation of expropriation changed as the underlying moral normativity on property changed, prompted by economic modifications, even though the legal texts remained mostly the same.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
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    • PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Administrative Multinormativität in der Krankenhaus-Verwaltung am
           Beispiel der Charité in Berlin, 1820er- bis 1850er-Jahre

    • Abstract: This article illustrates the significance and dimensions of administrative multinormativity by using the example of the Charité hospital in Berlin that served as a military and civilian medical teaching facility as well as a municipal hospital. The starting point is a report on the structural conditions of the Charité in the mid-1830s that was used to apply for additional financial resources. The article describes the processes that followed the application, analyses the competing public-state, medical, administrative, and economic norms and conflicting rationalities, and discusses how these conflicts were dealt with and what attempts were made to reconcile the different principles and expectations.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Turbulente Lebensläufe: Multivalente Bewerbungsstrategien für den
           preußischen Staatsdienst nach 1815

    • Abstract: This article analyses curricula vitae (CVs) submitted in the context of applications in the Prussian civil service in the Rhineland after 1815. The rhetoric of the CVs was multivalent. First, candidates presented their claims to a post via a narrative of their fate during the long period of Napoleonic rule. Secondly, applicants stylised their willingness to make sacrifices during the ‘wars of liberation’ as a sacred dedication to the ‘fatherland’. Thirdly and finally, there were applicants who had not taken part in the ‘wars of liberation' and tried to make up for this lack of patriotic engagement through substitute services.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • State Authority and Competing Arrangements in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats
           and Slovenes/Yugoslavia (1918–1941)

    • Abstract: The author analyses the relations between state authority and the Croatian Peasant Party with its para-state structures in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes/Yugoslavia. Contrary to the significant corpus of the literature on the topic, the author argues that there is still room for research about the relations between state authority and the Croatian Peasant Party and its para-state structures from normativity perspective. The starting point of the research is an argument that the Croatian Peasant Party and its para-state structures formed specific normative order that coexisted with the state normative order within the same social space. The important features analysed are interconnections between these two normative orders and possible implications of multinormativity on state authority and on the HSS and its para-state organizations.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Mehrdimensionale Rechtsmaßstäbe als Herausforderung für die Verwaltung:
           das Beispiel der Hafenstaatkontrolle

    • Abstract: Using the example of so-called port state control, the article examines the phenomenon of multidimensional legal norms and the challenges they pose for public administration. It shows how the gradual introduction of port state control has enabled public authorities to gain access to foreign-flagged ships and how this has subsequently differentiated their decision-making program. The illustrative material for this historicizing study comes primarily from the 19th and 20th centuries.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Public Administration and the Challenge to Introduce Egalitarian Legal
           Order: The Jewish policy of the Duchy of Warsaw (1807–1815)

    • Abstract: The article discusses inconsistency existing in the Jewish policy of the Duchy of Warsaw, resulting from divergent normativities. Examined are the ways these normativities were handled, transformed, and conceptualised. The analysis refers to the concept of multinormativity and highlights the dynamics standing behind Jewish policy, as well as various influences on the way legal order was interpreted. Considered is the presence of legal assumptions derived from the normativities inherent in Old Polish traditions, being the main obstacle to the implementation of Napoleonic egalitarian norms. The article argues that equality claims and first attempts at their implementation existed alongside traditional ideas, social habits, and practices.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
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  • Normative Konfliktlagen: Eheschließungen mit AusländerInnen in
           Deutschland als administrative und interkulturelle Herausforderung (ca.
           1900–1930)

    • Abstract: The article deals with the role of the registry office and registrars in the legal implementation of binational or intercultural marriages in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic, from the turn of the 20th century until the 1930s. As the article shows, these marriage applications posed a manifold challenge for the actors involved; on the one hand, in dealing with “strangeness” and, on the other, in the administrative-bureaucratic synchronization of legal and social norms. Above all, the question of gender relations, demographic fears, and eurocentrist as well as racist ideas were ultimately decisive for the perception and handling of such couple constellations and had a massive influence on the scope of action for both the fiancées and the registrars.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Revisions and Revisionisms in H.O. Meisner’s Modern Diplomatics of
           

    • Abstract: In this essay I lay out an argument about the scholarship on the emergent rationality of files. Looking at the case of Heinrich Otto Meisner’s groundbreaking modern diplomatics of files and the conditions and possibilities that shaped the argument of his work both practically and politically, I suggest a model for the analysis of bureaucratic mediocracy in historical perspective. I argue for an historical anthropology that acknowledges the epistemic violence and politics of inclusion and exclusion in bureaucracy in order to arrive at an historical anthropology of reason that does not deny, but instead attempts to think through its unequal terms.
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Paper Affairs: Discipline by the Dossier in a Mao-Era Work Unit

    • Abstract: This article examines how dossier files informed the handling of personnel misconduct in Chinese work units using an investigation of adultery as a case study. By the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), the disciplinary functions of the dossier system were an embedded feature of social control in the work unit, partially shifting responsibility for policing petty crime to local administrators. In this case, the revelation of an extramarital relationship in 1974 set off a bureaucratic operation to produce documentary proof of the alleged wrongdoing. The thick case file prepared by the work unit investigators grew to include a tranche of seized love letters, a series of dubious confessions, and detailed bureaucratic reports. The preparation of evidence bound for the dossier demonstrates the extent to which the demands of documentation formed a distinct end of the investigative process, while revealing how people and paper were mobilized to deal with a minor administrative affair.
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • How the File was Invented

    • Abstract: The file is synonymous with British bureaucracy but it had a long gestation from at least the 16th century. It emerged slowly from the chrysalis of the docket during the 19th century, differentially in the various departments of state and became a fixity following reforms in the aftermath of the First World War. Even then the system of recording information in government was not uniform and was subject to the exigencies of the financial crisis and the commitment of officials. Although India and the rest of the Empire had separate administration, there was very little attempt to manage and preserve information effectively. Most initiatives met only with partial success and were often resented by junior officials. Registries in keeping with long-held commitment to paucity in government spending were and are poorly staffed and resourced. This article traces the evolution of the file until its demise in the digital age.
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Pain’s Records: An Anthropological Account of Medical Documentation
           in South Asia

    • Abstract: The Institute for Pain Management in Kolkata, like other modern institutions, is organised by record keeping. But the central object of its records, pain, presents a fundamental challenge to documentation. Pain is marked by a non-relational attribute that limits attempts to communicate and express it. I follow the institutional life of one patient and his struggles with health care through his documentary productions. As the paper traces clinical management of his pain, a proliferation of medical records is revealed. The forms of this documentary multiplicity, its materiality and how it enacts pain’s therapeutics are described. The challenge of pain’s communication is addressed by translating a body in pain constituted through artefacts and intersubjective relationships to a body in pain that exists almost entirely on paper. This translation proves efficacious in the eyes of doctors and patients, and is critical to the management of chronic pain in Kolkata.
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
 
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