Cochrane, Allan and Ward, Kevin
Guest Editorial: Researching the geographies of policy mobility: confronting the methodological challenges.
Environment and Planning A, 44(1) pp. 5–12.
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Thinking in terms of policy mobilities is a profoundly geographical enterprise. It requires careful attention to the multiple and overlapping spaces of policy making, some of which are considered in the papers that follow and have also been the focus of an increasingly rich vein of research However, the implications of taking such an approach for the ways in which geography is understood are also profound, since they make it necessary to rethink or revisit how to conceptualize some of the taken-for-granted tools and heuristics that are often mobilized in geographical thinking including scale, territory, place, locality, and even the global. It is on some of the ways in which this needs to be done and the ways in which policy mobilities might be researched that this paper is focused.
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