The UNSEEN: expert networks and knowledge practices in the monitoring of UN sanctions

In this thesis I analyze how (macro-)political knowledge is contingent on (micro-)social processes happening at the level of experts. Drawing from sociology of interaction and of knowledge, as well as from recent advances in the field of International Political Sociology, I conduct three analyses focusing on the same case, the monitoring of United Nations targeted sanctions. The unanticipated impacts that many apparently non- political processes have on the production of political knowledge give rise to the view that political knowledge is not simply the expression of a strategy, but rather the product of a clash of strategies. A key objective of this thesis is to develop perspectives and concepts that can inform future studies on political knowledge production.

Publication infos:
Geneva, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, 2017
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Number of pages:
IV, 151 p.
PhD Director(s):
Directeurs de thèse : Professeurs Thomas Biersteker et Grégoire Mallard
Call number:
HEITH 1218

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