星期六, 8月 30, 2008

來歷不明的地理 — 可持續發展的權力空間考察

  未來三個月會在西班牙、港大及首爾作報告,將消息散佈開去。

The anonymous Geographies of Sustainable Development
--- A Power/Space Approach

Chan, Kim Ching and Tang, Wing Shing
Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University

Abstract

  Against the background of the intricate manifestations in both the conceptual understanding and the governmental practices of sustainable development in Hong Kong, this research aims to elaborate the current phenomenal changes of sustainable development concept from the perspective of geographies of power, so central but has long been lost in the analysis of the field. This analytical work, borrowing chiefly from Allen (2003), demonstrates the importance of the geographies of power as an approach to understand better the institutional transformations and the rationalities of localizing sustainability.

  The anonymous subjects on the genuine rationality in addressing the local urban issues, governmental practices on the invention of the decision-making tools (for example, CASET), its orientation in enabling the blossoming of the idea in the institutional structure initially and “disabling” the SDU (Sustainable Development Unit) by new spatial arrangement in the political organization, are discussed in hope to uncover the political dynamics of the notion encountered in Hong Kong. By this, the four essential yet still unidentified geographical questions of local sustainable development on ‘where’ (did the concept come from?), ‘why’ (the spatial rationalities of introducing and implementing sustainable development), ‘how’ (the technologies of power in which the government use and originally intent to deploy for implementation) and ‘then’ (what should be done next?), as it is agued, can be suitably deciphered with such power/space framework.

Reference:

Allen, John (2003), Lost geographies of power, Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub

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