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Guest Editorial: Researching the geographies of policy mobility: confronting the methodological challenges

Cochrane, Allan and Ward, Kevin (2012). 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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Pion
ISSN: 1472-3409
Extra Information: Allan Cochrane and Kevin Ward, 2012. The definitive, peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Environment and Planning A 44(1) p 5-12, 2012 10.1068/a44176
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 31881
Depositing User: Allan Cochrane
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 09:17
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 04:23
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