The journal of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA), PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review is devoted to the anthropology of law and politics, most broadly conceived. This innovative interdisciplinary publication features articles on such issues as nationalism, citizenship, political and legal processes, the state, civil society, colonialism, postcolonial public spheres, multiculturalism, and media politics. It publishes work that is distinguished by its innovative definition of problems, ethnographic orientation, or theoretical outlook. We welcome submissions of manuscripts between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length. Contact us at

EditorsHeath Cabot, College of the Atlantic, and William Garriott, Drake University

Associate Editor: Kate Henne, Australian National University

Book Reviews Editor: Matthew Wolf-Meyer, Binghamton University

Managing Editor: Lisa Brodsky

Copy Editor: Lila Stromer

Information for Contributors: Manuscripts should not exceed 8,000 words in length, book reviews should be from 800-1,000 words, and contributions to the Directions section should be between 900 and 4,000 words in length. All word counts should include notes and references. Manuscripts submitted to PoLAR must not be under consideration by another journal or have been previously published. Prospective authors may submit manuscripts via All formatting should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Our author guidelines provide specific examples using this style.

Information for Publishers: PoLAR welcomes book review copies. A current list of books available to review is available, as are our guidelines for reviewers. Publishers may send a review copy to: Matthew Wolf-Meyer, Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University, State University of New York, 4400 Vestal Parkway East, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Ordering Information

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review is available by subscription. Rates are available here. Institutions may contact PoLAR’s editorial offices to request a review copy. To subscribe, institutions may contact Wiley-Blackwell. Members of the APLA Section of the American Anthropological Association receive the PoLAR as part of their membership. For further information on membership in the American Anthropological Association (AAA), please visit the Member Services page on the AAA website.

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