Nicholas J. Long is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of Being Malay in Indonesia: Histories Hopes and Citizenship in the Riau Archipelago (NUS, NIAS, and University of Hawai’i Press, 2013) and co-editor with Henrietta L. Moore of Sociality: New Directions (Berghahn, 2012) and The Social Life of Achievement (Berghahn, 2013).
“[This volume] successfully demonstrates that, globally, democracy has “systematically maintained inequality”, and that attention must be served to the current inadequacies in the execution of this theoretical concept. This book is appropriate for students and academics in the fields of political science, anthropology, and sociology.” · International Social Science Review
“This book is a strong contribution targeted at a much needed re-consideration of democracy as a concept and a practice in a world of porous boundaries, which exposes people in societies to the often hegemonic imposition of extra-territorial actors.” · Harald Wydra, Cambridge University