Articles | Volume 73, issue 2
Geogr. Helv., 73, 133–145, 2018

Special issue: Policy mobilities

Geogr. Helv., 73, 133–145, 2018

Standard article 04 Apr 2018

Standard article | 04 Apr 2018

A touch of post-truth: the roles of narratives in urban policy mobilities

Thomas Honeck

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This paper characterizes different types of policy narratives that influence the trans-local motion of urban policies and elaborates on their relations. The paper first introduces conceptual and methodological recommendations from policy narrative literature to debates on policy mobility. In an empirical section, it then analyses narratives that support policies on temporary use of vacant lands and buildings in the German cities of Berlin and Stuttgart.
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