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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Everyday proper politics: rereading the post-political through mobilities of drug policy activism Published: 03 July 2017
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, doi: 10.1111/tran.12192
This paper explores the connections between activism for drug policy reform and the post-political conditioning of urban politics. The emergent literature on policy mobilities is brought into conversation with post-political analyses on the constitution of the properly political, arguing that there has been much focus on moments of rupture in the seemingly post-political condition while ignoring ongoing political resistances, what I call ‘everyday proper politics’. Resultant analyses of urban politics are therefore often incomplete. This paper moves to address the gap between rupture and resistance through a global examination of harm reduction; a policy, practice and philosophy that embodies contemporary (post-) political contradictions. It is an evidence-based public health policy often enacted through medicalised practices across state, public and private space, yet its history and philosophy are rooted in radical understandings of participatory democracy. Exploring activism for harm-reduction policies and the ways they are made manifest in cities globally begins to unravel the paradox of radical care practice and liberalised notions of self-care that harm reduction embodies. Harm reduction, as it is mobilised across cities with divergent histories, localities and political contexts, demonstrates that its post-political framing does not foreclose a radical politics of public health but rather can enable it. This paper demonstrates that public health and post-politics intersect at the important points of health, wellbeing and urban development. In a post-political condition, public health agencies assume the role of technical experts under the auspices of advanced neoliberalisation. Yet when questions arise regarding the management of drug use, drug users’ right to health and resources that engage and facilitate these activities, it becomes apparent that there indeed remain properly political battles to fight, battles that attract extra-local audiences and coalitions from both sides of the debate that to attempt to influence policy outcomes in places far away.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Minor theory and relational urbanism Published: 22 May 2017
Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, doi: 10.1177/0263775817710092
Article 2 Reads 1 Citation Theorizing Mobility Transitions: An Interdisciplinary Conversation Published: 01 January 2017
Transfers, doi: 10.3167/TRANS.2017.070109
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Policies on the Move: The Transatlantic Travels of Tax Increment Financing Published: 12 January 2016
Annals of the American Association of Geographers, doi: 10.1080/00045608.2015.1113111
Growing influence of the new mobilities paradigm among human geographers has combined with a long and rich disciplinary tradition of studying the movement of things and people. Yet how policy ideas and knowledge are mobilized remains a notably underdeveloped area of inquiry. In this article, we discuss the mobilization of policy ideas and policy models as a particularly powerful type of mobile knowledge. The article examines the burgeoning academic work on policy mobilities and points toward a growing policy mobilities approach in the literature, noting the multidisciplinary conversations behind the approach as well as the key commitments of many of its advocates. This approach is illustrated using the travels of tax increment financing (TIF) with the role of learning and market-making within efforts to introduce TIF in more cities highlighted. In conclusion, we discuss some of the political and practical limits that often confront efforts to mobilize policy ideas. 人文地理学者的崭新能动性范例逐渐增加的影响, 与研究事物和人的移动的长久及丰富的学门传统相互结合。但政策概念与知识如何被动员, 显然仍是发展不足的研究领域。我们于本文中, 探讨政策概念和政策模型的动员, 作为特别强大的移动知识之类型。本文检视迅速兴起的政策能动性之学术研究, 并指向文献中逐渐成长的政策能动性取径, 关注该取径背后的多重领域对话, 及其诸多倡议中的关键承诺。此般取径, 运用税收增值信贷 (TIF) 的移动进行描绘, 并凸显将 TIF 引进更多城市的努力中, 学习和市场创造所扮演的角色。我们于结论中, 探讨经常与动员政策概念的努力相互冲突的部分政治及实际限制。 La creciente influencia del nuevo paradigma de las movilidades entre los geógrafos humanos se combina con una larga y rica tradición disciplinaria en el estudio del movimiento de cosas y personas. No obstante, la manera como se movilizan ideas políticas y conocimiento sigue siendo un área de indagación notoriamente subdesarrollada. En este artículo discutimos sobre la movilización de ideas políticas y modelos de política como un tipo particularmente poderoso de conocimiento móvil. El artículo examina el pujante trabajo académico sobre movilidades políticas y destaca la notoria aplicación del enfoque de movilidades políticas en la literatura, notando las conversaciones multidisciplinarias que se desarrollan detrás de ese enfoque lo mismo que los compromisos claves de muchos de sus defensores. Este enfoque se ilustra usando los viajes del financiamiento del incremento tributario (TIF, por su acrónimo inglés), destacando el papel de aprender y crear mercado dentro de los esfuerzos por introducir el TIF en más ciudades. En conclusión, discutimos algunos de los límites políticos y prácticos que a veces tienen que confrontar los esfuerzos emprendidos para movilizar las ideas sobre política.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore 2015: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism. Minneapolis and London: Un... Published: 01 January 2016
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, doi: 10.1111/1468-2427.12327
Article 2 Reads 8 Citations Mobilizing drug policy activism: conferences, convergence spaces and ephemeral fixtures in social movement mobilization Published: 11 August 2015
Space and Polity, doi: 10.1080/13562576.2015.1072913
This paper explores the role of conferences as “convergence space”: temporary events with lasting material effects. Drawing on three harm reduction conferences occurring between 2011 and 2012, I argue that conferences are both ephemeral fixtures in the landscape of policy activism, and are important nodes through which policy mobilization occurs. Conference spaces provide opportunities for ideas to be shared, produced and advocated. They serve as important sites for the construction of relationships that are required to form and maintain policy advocacy networks and harness political opportunity structures for drug policy reform.