The place of individuals in the politics of scale
Abstract:Conceptualizations and re-conceptualizations of scale have been powerful tools for explaining spatial processes that transcend traditionally-bounded territories. Examining the role of individuals within a politics of scale can do even more to explain multi-scalar conflicts. This paper does so by examining struggles over airport expansion in the US, showing how an understanding of the various roles of individuals in the politics of scale – as sites of multiple scales, as actors constituting other scales, and as scales in and of themselves – better explains multi-scalar conflicts and offers more opportunities for resolving them.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, California State University, San Bernardino, CA 95825, USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: June 1, 2006