Boudreau, J.-A. (2019). Informalization of the state: reflections from an urban world of translations. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 43(3), 597-604.
The project of globalizing informality requires the circulation of concepts and theories from the ‘South’ to the ‘North’. It also relies on intertextuality and exchanges across languages and sites of academic production. This essay is a reaction to the collection of papers presented in this forum. It argues for more academic conversations between languages and cities in order to contribute to a general state theory.