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Introduction: The politics of the list

de Goede, Marieke, Leander, Anna, Sullivan, Gavin (2016) Introduction: The politics of the list. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 34 (1). pp. 3-13. ISSN 0263-7758. (doi:10.1177/0263775815624561) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:60607)

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Abstract

This articles introduces the special issue on ‘The Politics of the List.’ We observe that lists proliferate as a technique of governance across multiple domains, including health, security, and commerce. We argue that it is important to take seriously the form and technique of the list itself and engage the knowledge practices, governance effects and ways of ordering the world that the list format enables. In other words, the special issue seeks to ‘remain in the register of the list,’ to unpack its technological arrangements and juridical power. This introduction sets out the key themes of this special issue, through discussing, in turn, the list as a technology of knowledge, the list as a technique of law and governance, the list's complex relation to space and the relation between the list and the digital. We draw on these four elements to characterise what we call the politics of the list in an era of complexity.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0263775815624561
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Gavin Sullivan
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 16:07 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60607 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sullivan, Gavin: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2328-7860
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