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Jack G. Clarke Chair in Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology
Working Papers
"Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict of Laws Approach," Cornell International Law Journal 47 (1) (Forthcoming March 2014). Cornell Legal Research Studies Papers  
"Is New Governance the Ideal Architecture for Global Financial Regulation?," Cornell Legal Studies Research Papers  No. 14-03 (2013) 31 Monetary and Economic Studies (Nov. 2013).
Books

Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reason in the Global Financial Markets (Chicago Series in Law and Society) (University of Chicago Press; 2011).

Documents: Artifacts of Modern Knowledge (editor) (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2006).

Rethinking the Masters of Comparative Law (editor) (Oxford; Portland, OR: Hart Pub., 2001)
The Network Inside Out (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2000).
Contributions to Books
"Placeholders: Engaging the Hayekian Critique of Financial Regulation," in Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets chapter 5 (Annelise Riles, ed., forthcoming, 2010).
"Is the Law Hopeful?," in Hope in the Economy (H. Miyazaki and R. Swedberg eds., forthcoming, 2010).
"Ho ni okeru kibo towa nanika? What kind of hope does law entail?" in Kibogaku (Hope Studies), (Tokyo: Tokyo University Press, Genda Yuji and Uno Shigeki, eds., 2009).
"Cultural Conflicts," in Law and Anthropology (Oxford University Press; Michael Freeman and David Napier, eds., 89-125, 2009).
"Private Global Governance, Legal Knowledge, and the Legitimacy of the State" in Beyond the State- Rethinking Private Law. (Tubingen: Mohr (Siebeck), Nils Jansen and Ralf Michaels eds. 2008), 181-205; 56(3) The American Journal of Comparative Law 527 (2008).

"And Never the Twain Shall Meet? An Exchange on the Strengths and Weaknesses of Anthropology and Economics in Analyzing the Commons" (with Ravi Kanbur), in The Contested Commons: Conversations Between Anthropologists and Economists, (Blackwell Press, Pranab Bardhan and Isha Ray, eds. 2008). p266-79

"Deadlines," in Documents: Artifacts of Modern Knowledge (A. Riles, ed.) (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2006).
"Introduction," in Documents: Artifacts of Modern Knowledge (A. Riles, ed.) (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2006).
"Knowledge About Law", Entry in the International Encyclopedia of Law and Society 885-888 (Davis S. Clark, ed. 2007).
"Real Time," in Frontiers of Capital:  Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy. (Duke University Press, Melissa S. Fisher and Greg Downey, eds. 86-107,  2006).

"Comparative Law and Socio-legal Studies," in Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law 775-814 (Reinhardt Zimmerman and Mathias Reimann, eds. 2006).

"Property as Instrument: Towards an Ethnography of Theory," in Innovation, Creation and New Economic Forms: Approaches to Cultural and Intellectual Property (Oxford; New York: Berg Hahn Books, Tony Crook, ed.) (forthcoming 2005).
"The Empty Place" in The Place of Law  43-73 (Ann Arbor, MI: Univ of Michigan Press, Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey, eds. 2004).
"Failure as an Endpoint" (with Hirokazu Miyazaki), in Global Assemblages: Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems (Malden MA: Blackwell Pub., Aihwa Ong and Stephen Collier, eds. 2007), p320-331.
"Law as Object," in Law and Empire in the Pacific:  Fiji and Hawaii 187-212 (Santa Fe, NM:  School of American Research Press, Sally Merry and Don Brenneis, eds. 2004). Previously Titled: "Regulated Relations: Post-Europeans in Colonial Fiji," American Bar Foundation Working Paper 2004 (2001).
"The Virtual Sociality of Rights: The Case of ‘Women’s Rights are Human Rights,’" in Transnational Legal Processes 420-39 (Cambridge: Cambridge Press, Michael Likosky, ed. 2002).
"The View from the International Plane: Perspective and Scale in the Architecture of Colonial International Law," in The Legal Geographies Reader 276-84 (London: Blackwell Publishers, Nicholas K. Blomley, David Delaney and Richard T. Ford, eds. 2001).
"Introduction: The Projects of Comparison," in Rethinking the Masters of Comparative Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, A. Riles, ed. 2001), p1-18.
"Encountering Amateurism: John Henry Wigmore and the Uses of American Formalism," in Rethinking the Masters of Comparative Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, A.Riles, ed. 2001), p94-126.

"The View From the International Plane: Perspective and Scale in the Architecture of Colonial International Law," in Laws of the Postcolonial, 127-142 (University of Michigan Press, Peter Fitzpatrick and Eve Darian-Smith eds., 1999).

"Global Designs:  The Aesthetics of Internatioinal Legal Practice," in Proceedings of the American Society of International Law (1999).

"Part-Europeans and Fijians: Some Problems in the Conceptualization of a Relationship," in Fiji in Transition, Research Papers of the Fiji Constitution Review Commission, Vol. 1. (Suva: School of Social and Economic Development, University of the South Pacific, Brij v. Lal and Tomasi R. Vakatora, eds. 1997).

"Spheres of Exchange and Spheres of Law: Identity and Power in Chinese Marriage Agreements" in Law, the State and Society in China (New York: Garland Publishing, Tahirih V. Lee, ed. 1997).

Articles
"From Multiculturalism to Technique: Feminism, Culture and the Conflict of Laws Style," (with Karen Knop & Ralf Michaels) 64 Stanford Law Review 589 (2012).
"Collateral Expertise: Legal Knowledge in the Global Financial Markets," 51 Current Anthropology 795-818 (2010).
"Hope in the Law," 35 Cornell Law Forum 8 (Fall 2009).
"International Law in Domestic Courts: A Conflict of Laws Approach" (with K. Knop and R. Michaels) 103 American Society of International Law Proceedings (2009).
"Reforming Knowledge? A Socio-Legal Critique of the Legal Education Reforms in Japan" (with Takashi Uchida), 1 Drexel Law Review 3 (2009).
"The Anti-Network: Global Private Law, Legal Knowledge, and the Legitimacy of the State," 56 American Journal of Comparative Law 605 (2008).
Forward: in Transdisciplinary Conflict of Laws (with K. Knop and R. Michaels) 71(3) Law & Contemporary Problems 1 (2008).
"Cultural Conflicts," in Transdisciplinary Conflict of Laws 71(3) Law & Contemporary Problems 273 (2008).
Introduction (with Marie-Andree Jacob) "Documenting Ethics, Papering Consent: The New Bureaucracies of Virtue,"  30 (2) Political and Legal Anthropology Review 181-191 (2007).
"Wigmore’s Shadow," 124 Triquarterly 193-212 (2006).
"Anthropology, Human Rights, and Legal Knowledge: Culture in the Iron Cage," in 15 Finnish Yearbook of International Law 9-38 (2006); 108 (1) American Anthropologist 52-65 (2006).
"A New Agenda for the Cultural Study of Law:  Taking on the Technicalities," 53 Buffalo Law Review 973-1033 (2005).
"Introducing Discipline: Anthropology and Human Rights Administrations" (with Iris Jean-Klein), Introduction to "Anthropology and Human Rights Administrations: Expert Observation and Representation After the Fact," 28 (2) Political and Legal Anthropology Review 173-202 (2005).
"Property as Legal Knowledge: Means and Ends,"  10 Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.)  775-795 (2004).
"Real Time:  Unwinding Technocratic and Anthropological Knowledge," 31(3) American Ethnologist 392-405 (2004).
"Introduction to Ethnography in the Realm of the Pragmatic: Study in Pragmatism in Law and Politics," 26(2) Anthropology Review 1-7 (2003).
"Preface," 36 Cornell International Law Journal 134 (2003).
"User-Friendly: Informality and Expertise," Law and Social Inquiry 613-19 (2002).
"Rights Inside Out: The Case of the Women's Human Rights Campaign," 15 Leiden Journal of International Law 285-305 (2002)
"An Ethnography of Abstractions? Encountering the New Legal Formalism," Anthropology News (September, 2000).
"Wigmore's Treasure Box: Comparative Law in the Era of Information," 40 Harvard International Law Journal 221-83 (1999).
"Models and Documents: Notes on Some Artifacts of International Legal Knowledge," 48 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 805-26 (1999).
"Division within the Boundaries," 4 Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 409-25 (1998).
"Infinity within the Brackets," 25(3) American Ethnologist 378-98 (1998).
"Theory in Anthropology,"  Issue 1320 Times Higher Education Supplement 21(February 20, 1998).
"The View from the International Plane: Perspective and Scale in the Architecture of Colonial International Law," 6 Law and Critique 39-54 (1995).
"Representing In-Between: Law, Anthropology, and the Rhetoric of Interdisciplinarity," 1994 University of Illinois Law Review 597- 653 (1994).
"Aspiration and Control: International Legal Rhetoric and the Essentialization of Culture," 106 Harvard Law Review 723- 40 (1993).
"Spheres of Exchange Spheres of Law: Identity and Power in Chinese Marriage Agreements," 19 International Journal of the Sociology of Law 501-23 (1991).
Book Reviews
Review of Daniel Bell's, East Meets West: Human Rights and Democracy in East Asia, 30 Political Theory 299-306 (2002)
Review of Exotic Memories: Literature, Colonialism, and the Fin de SiPcle, 18 Studies in Twentieth Century Literature 131-32 (1994).
"The Stories of Law,"105 Harvard Law Review 779-84 (1991)(Review of Patricia J. Williams, The Alchemy of Race and Rights).
Review of Making All the Difference: Inclusion, Exclusion and American Law, 14 Harvard Women's Law Journal 247-54 (1991).