Power and Its Disguises: Anthropological Perspectives on Politics
by John Gledhill
Pluto Press, 2000
Cloth: 978-0-7453-1686-4 | Paper: 978-0-7453-1685-7
Library of Congress Classification GN492.G55 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.2

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this fully updated edition of Power and Its Disguises, John Gledhill explores both the complexities of local situations and the power relations that shape the global order. He shows how historically informed anthropological perspectives can contribute to debates about democratisation by incorporating a ‘view from below’ and revealing forces that shape power relations behind the formal facade of state institutions. Examples are drawn from Brazil, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Sri Lanka, amongst others.
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