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Knowledge and Space
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Knowledge for Governance

Editors: Gluckler, Johannes, Herrigel, Gary, Handke, Michael (Eds.)

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  • This open access book deals with the conceptual intersection of governance, knowledge, and space
  • Presents theoretical and empirical insights into the reflexive relation between governance and knowledge from a spatial perspective
  • Demonstrates how knowledge enables governance and how governance affects the creation and use of knowledge
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This open access book focuses on theoretical and empirical intersections between governance, knowledge and space from an interdisciplinary perspective. The contributions elucidate how knowledge is a prerequisite as well as a driver of governance efficacy, and conversely, how governance affects the creation and use of knowledge and innovation in geographical context. Scholars from the fields of anthropology, economics, geography, public administration, political science, sociology, and organization studies provide original theoretical discussions along these interdependencies. Moreover, a variety of empirical chapters on governance issues, ranging from regional and national to global scales and covering case studies in Australia, Europe, Latina America, North America and South Africa demonstrate that geography and space are not only important contexts for governance that affect the contingent outcomes of governance blueprints. Governance also creates spaces. It affects the geographical confines as well as the quality of opportunities and constraints that actors enjoy to establish legitimate and sustainable ways of social and environmental co-existence.

About the authors

Johannes Glückler is Professor of Economic and Social Geography and Fellow of the Marsilius Center for Advanced Studies at Heidelberg University, Germany. His research follows a relational perspective and builds on theories of organization, networks, and institutions in the study of the geography of knowledge and regional development. He is founding board member of the German Society for Social Network Research DGNet and co-founder of the M.Sc. Governance of Risks and Resources at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America in Santiago de Chile.

Gary Herrigel is the Paul Klapper Professor in the College and the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, USA. He is the author of three books, many articles and a number of edited collections and journal special issues on corporate governance, manufacturing competitiveness, industrial relations, business history, economic geography and comparative political economy.

Michael Handke is a research fellow at Heidelberg University, Germany and head of the M.Sc. Governance of Risk and Resources at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America in Santiago de Chile. His research interests include economic geography, risk research, financial geography, and development research. His empirical work focuses on the management of risks in economic relationships, with a particular interest in the dealing with risks under conditions of limited risk knowledge from a spatial perspective.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • On the Reflexive Relations Between Knowledge, Governance, and Space

    Pages 1-21

    Glückler, Johannes (et al.)

  • Lessons from Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) for Governance in Conditions of Environmental Uncertainty

    Pages 25-49

    Lipo, Carl P. (et al.)

  • Knowledge of Governance as Knowledge for Governance: Spatialized Techniques of Neutralization

    Pages 51-67

    Scott, Michael

  • The Atmosphere of Democracy: Knowledge and Political Action

    Pages 69-91

    Stehr, Nico

  • Risk Governance: From Knowledge to Regulatory Action

    Pages 93-111

    Renn, Ortwin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge for Governance
Editors
  • Johannes Gluckler
  • Gary Herrigel
  • Michael Handke
Series Title
Knowledge and Space
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47150-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47150-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47149-1
Series ISSN
1877-9220
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 469
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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