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Organisational geographies of power : introduction to the special issue.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2009
<mark>Journal</mark>Geoforum
Issue number5
Volume40
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)785-789
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper introduces the special issue ‘organisational geographies of power’ by examining the theoretical and empirical context for debates. It does this, firstly, with reference to existing theoretical work on what power is and does as well as work on the construction of power relations. Building on this, the paper then, secondly, examines the way relational and production network approaches have incorporated power into work on transnational corporations before, thirdly, considering how work on neoliberalism has studied the construction of spatial power relations. In doing this the paper highlights four important questions for future research relating to the practices and spatiality of power, the exercising of power and the situated effects of power relations.

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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Geoforum 40 (5), 2009, © ELSEVIER.