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Transnational bureaucracies : how do we know what they know? Kuus, Merje

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This paper assesses geographic and especially political geographic work on transnational bureaucratic knowledge production. The term ‘transnational’ signals policy processes that blend national and extranational dynamics in institutional settings that transcend the governmental structures of states. The focus is on the international arena rather than national policy-making. The paper foregrounds the growing attention to bureaucratic processes in geography and highlights some productive arguments about spatiality and practice in that work. I stress the need for closer interdisciplinary engagements with related disciplines and I point to the insights that we would gain from the work of Pierre Bourdieu in that effort.

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