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

Beer, Christopher

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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]

dc.contributor.authorBeer, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:39:06Z
dc.identifier.issn0095-3997
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/36097
dc.description.abstractEmphasizing 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 terms of this form of knowledge but also as an essential site of accumulating metis essential to career progression within the national bureaucracy.
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.sourceAdministration and Society
dc.subjectKeywords: Bureaucracy; Canberra, Australia; Local Knowledge; Public Administration; Public Services Administrative geographies; Australian public service; Bureaucracy; Canberra; Localized knowledge/Metis
dc.titleNational Capital Bureaucracy as a Spatial Phenomenon: The Place of Canberra within the Australian Public Service
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume41
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor160601 - Australian Government and Politics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4326120xPUB132
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBeer, Christopher, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage693
local.identifier.doi10.1177/0095399709341234
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:54:57Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-74349108064
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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