Call for Papers: Transnational Knowledge - Deadline for submission of abstracts March 1, 201701.02.2017
In transnational arenas of cooperation, the existence of universally true knowledge is systematically contested by a variety of particularistic practices of action and knowing and their claims to be equally legitimate. Internationally mobile managers, human rights activists, development workers, social workers etc. and their respective counterparts working together in cross-border cooperation are therefore faced with the task of finding common languages of understanding, mutually acceptable definitions of situations and frames of action in order to successfully achieve their tasks. Transnational knowledge can be seen as an emerging new mixture of global ideas and regional expertise forged together in the process of negotiation in transnational arenas of cooperation.