Table of contents : Introduction. Chapter 1. Conceptualising Policy: Technologies of Governance and the Politics of Visibility / Cris Shore and Susan Wright. Section I: Studying Policy: Methods, Paradigms, Perspectives. Introduction / Susan Wright. Chapter 2. Illuminating the Apparatus: Steps toward a Nonlocal Ethnography of Global Governance / Greg Feldman. Chapter 3. Politics and Ethics: Ethnographies of Expert Knowledge and Professional Identities / David Mosse. Chapter 4. Peopling Policy: on Conflicting Subjectivities of Fee-Paying Students / Gritt B. Nielsen. Chapter 5. Studying through ": a Strategy for Studying Political Transformations. Or Sex, Lies and British Politics / Susan Wright and Sue Reinhold. Chapter 6. What was Neo-liberalism and what Comes Next? The Transformation of Citizenship in the Law-and-Order State / Susan Hyatt. Section II: Studying Governance: Policy as a Window onto the Modern State. Introduction / Cris Shore. Chapter 7. Intimate Knowledge and the Politics of Policy Convergence: The World Bank and Social Security Reform in Mexico / Tara Schwegler. Chapter 8. Shadow Governing: What the Neocon Core Reveals About Power and Influence in America / Janine Wedel. Chapter 9. Espionage, Policy and the Art of Government: The British Secret Services and the War on Iraq / Cris Shore. Chapter 10. The (Un)making of Policy in the Shadow of the World Bank: Infrastructure Development, Urban Resettlement and the Cunning State in India / Shalini Randeria and Ciara Grunder. Chapter 11. Sweden's National Pension System as a Political Technology / Anette Nyqvist. Section III: Subjects of Policy: Construction and Contestation. Introduction / Davide Pero. Chapter 12. The Case of Scanzano: Raison d'Etat and the Reasons for Rebellion / Dorothy Louise Zinn. Chapter 13. Migrants' Practices of Citizenship and Policy Change / Davide Pero. Chapter 14. Integration Policy and Ethnic Minority Associations / Clarissa Kugelberg. Chapter 15. The Elephant in the Room. Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology in the Food and Agriculture Organisation / Birgit Muller. Afterword. Chapter 16. A policy ethnographer's reading of policy anthropology / Dvora Yanow.