Welcome to the International Political Anthropology journal!
International Political Anthropology (IPA) was born in Florence on a November morning in 2007. It was born out of a two-fold recognition. First, although an increasing number of anthropologists today consider themselves ‘political anthropologists’, this growing subfield does not have a journal of its own. Second, it seems clear by now that institutional accounts of politics within the frame of the state have exhausted their capability to provide meaningful accounts of contemporary events. There is thus a need to explore more systematically how anthropologically inspired approaches can renew the political and social sciences, broadly speaking.
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Harald Wydra, Agnes Horvath, Bjørn Thomassen.