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National Capital Bureaucracy as a Spatial Phenomenon: The Place of Canberra within the Australian Public Service

Beer, Christopher


Emphasizing bureaucracy as a communicative phenomenon involving localized knowledge-or metis-this article examines the place of the national capital city of Australia, Canberra, within the geographies of the Australian Public Service. First, drawing on research into knowledge clusters, the city is viewed as a key place of certain forms of communicative interaction. Second, drawing on the concept of metis, Canberra is discussed as a place potentially out of touch with the rest of Australia in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Administration and Society
DOI: 10.1177/0095399709341234


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