The panel looks at international knowledge regimes as they evolved around issues such as human rights, citizenship, indigeneity, peacebuilding, security or new media technologies. It puts a special focus on their national and local adoption and emerging hierarchies of knowledge and power.
Knowledge regimes are "fields of policy research organizations" (Campbell and Pedersen 2015) that have major influence on national ideas of policy-making. Such knowledge regimes have an enormous impact on a national and local level; they are translated and incorporated, reproduced or transformed in a variety of social, cultural, political and economic contexts. In some cases, the local transformations themselves feed back into the (re)construction of knowledge regimes. These translation processes produce mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion at the local level, with regards to access to knowledge regimes and the way how people profit from them or not, the way they are locally adapted and, in turn, the possibilities to shape and take influence on them. The panel looks at international knowledge regimes as they evolved around issues such as human rights, citizenship, indigeneity, peacebuilding, security or new media technologies. It puts a special focus on their national and local adoption and emerging hierarchies of knowledge and power. Representational issues and the capability to produce, disseminate and contest knowledge are inherent part of such analyses of the interrelationships between local and transnational hierarchies and institutions.
We welcome both conceptual/theoretical as well as empirically grounded papers analysing the dynamics involved in the spreading, the rejection, the adoption and the reformulation of international knowledge regimes as the ones mentioned above from an anthropological point of view. Papers should also reflect on the potentials and limits that anthropological research entails with regards to the examination of local-transnational interlinkages.
Birgit Bräuchler (University of Copenhagen)
Shireen Walton (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Sabine Mannitz (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt - Member of the Leibniz Association)
Tijana Moraca (Sapienza University)
Inna Leykin (The Open University of Israel )