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Lieux neutres en lutte. Consolidation inter-champs et organisation multisectorielle internationale

Abstract : Overlooked in studies on international organizations (IO), this article examines controversies generated or reinforced in academic fields in relation to governmental knowledge produced within IOs. This is done to shed light on competitive processes as well as cross-sectoral or inter-field consolidation that link some academic sectors to some sectors of international organizations. As these processes revitalize economic and social expertise that IOs have stamped as being universal, they also contribute to the internationalization of academic disciplines. Debates on the OECD’s McCracken report (1977) within “neutral places” capture asymmetrical competition between state-governing expertise in interpreting the stagflationary crisis and the multisectoral nature of the OECD. Notably, political science and institutional economics linked with the OECD’s Social Affairs Department face a changing macroeconomic orthodoxy, which is influenced by the Chicago School in the economics field as well as the OECD’s Economic Department. This descriptive and prescriptive battle determines the social distribution of authorized economic speech, how the international economic reality (and the “realism”) is structured, and how some international processes of neoliberal disembeddness emerge.
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Vincent Gayon. Lieux neutres en lutte. Consolidation inter-champs et organisation multisectorielle internationale. Cultures & conflits, L'Harmattan, 2017. ⟨hal-01933897⟩



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