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Forthcoming book on "Frontier Assemblages" edited by Jason Cons and Michael Eilenberg (Antipode Book Series, Wiley Blackwell, 2018).


Book publication: "Rule and Rupture" edited by Christian Lund and Michael Eilenberg (Development and Change Book Series, Wiley Blackwell, 2017).


’Rule and Rupture begins with a striking and original point of departure: the realization that the disposition of property and of the rights of membership in the political community are what constitute public authority. The volume fully realizes its promise in the subtle analysis of both failure and success in case studies. Henceforth I will insist that students read Lund and Eilenberg’s path-breaking book on state-formation in conjunction with the classical text of Max Weber.’
James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University, USA 

‘Rule and Rupture provides a fresh and powerful empirical analytic of State formation. By focusing on the dialects of recognition that create both authorities and rights holders, the volume shows us how society is constituted through multiple social contracts. The book offers a truly new and exciting approach to the material study of society and social change.’
Jesse Ribot, Professor of Geography, University of Illinois, USA