(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Practices, politics, performativities : documents in the international negotiations on climate change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WEISSER F. (1) ;
(1) Dept. for Geography, Univ., Bonn, ALLEMAGNE


This article examines practices, politics, performativities in document production in the 2012 Doha Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. First, it unpacks the manifold practical and material entanglements of documents that are crucial for their production. Second, it discloses the political dimensions of routinised action and its supporting infrastructures by shedding light on the conflicting practices behind agreed documents. Third, it reconsiders the role of documents as neutral media in politics by paying tribute to the performative role they play in organisational action. It concludes by arguing that they are not only the necessary condition for international politics but might also inform a social ontology called ‘documentality’, as developed by the new realism philosopher, Maurizio Ferraris


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 40 [pp. 46-65]

Collation : fig., tabl., cartes



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