Nicolette Makovicky

Lecturer in Russian and East European Studies


Nicolette Makovicky is Lecturer (equiv. Assistant Professor) in Russian and East European Studies at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford. She has published on themes including labor, ethics, informal economy, tax, and entrepreneurialism in Slovakia and Poland. Her current interests are the political economy of handicrafts and pastoralism in Central Europe, and moral economies of corruption and tax fraud.

 

She is particularly interested in the way diverse cultural and political contexts - including histories of citizenship and moralities of exchange - may influence participation in collaborative tax regulation. She co-edited the recent special issue Beyond the Social Contract: An Anthropology of Tax with Robin Smith.

 

Dr Makovicky is the editor of Neoliberalism, Personhood, Postsocialism: Enterprising Selves in Changing Economies (Ashgate, 2014), and co-editor of Economies of Favour after Socialism (University of Oxford Press, 2016) and Slogans: Subjection, Subversion and the Politics of Neoliberalism (Routledge 2018). 


https://www.rees.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-nicolette-makovicky

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicolette_Makovicky

https://oxford.academia.edu/NicoletteMakovicky


Robin Smith

ISRF Political Economy Fellow


I am an economic anthropologist of post-socialist Europe and fellow at the University of Oxford presently doing new ethnographic research on financial practices in the agribusiness sector, which may have a tax component.


I have published an article about the unintended consequences of a new computerized tax program in a Croatian farming community for a journal special issue with Social Analysis for which I am co-editor with Dr Makovicky. I am also working on a book chapter about the difficulties for Croatian farmers of adopting what the EU considers basic business technologies. This will be for an edited volume on the anthropology of tax for which I am co-editor with Miranda Sheild Johansson and Johanna Mugler.


My monograph, An honest market: Economic governance the Istrian way, based on my doctoral research on the role of trust in organizing rural economies, is in progress.


anthropology.of.tax@gmail.com


https://www.area-studies.ox.ac.uk/


Robin Smith

ISRF Political Economy Fellow


I am an economic anthropologist of post-socialist Europe presently doing new ethnographic research on financial practices in the agribusiness sector, which may have a tax component. I have written an article about the unintended consequences of a new computerized tax program in a Croatian farming community for a journal special issue for which I am co-editor. I am also working on a book chapter about the difficulties for Croatian farmers of adopting what the EU considers basic business technologies. This will be for an edited volume on the anthropology of tax for which I am co-editor with Miranda Sheild Johansson and Johanna Mugler.


anthropology.of.tax@gmail.com


https://www.area-studies.ox.ac.uk/