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London Radical BookfairRESILIENCE: THE GOVERNANCE OF COMPLEXITY

A new book by David Chandler

BOOK LAUNCH AND ROUNDTABLE

Speakers: David Chandler (University of Westminster), Julian Reid (University of Lapland), Phil Hammond (London South Bank University)

Books will be 20% off cover price and there will be wine and nibbles (sponsored by Routledge and the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster)

Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm, Wednesday 14 May 2014
Venue: Westminster Forum, 5th Floor, 32-38 Wells Street (5 mins from Oxford Circus), University of Westminster.

Resilience: The Governance of Complexity
(Routledge: Critical Issues in Global Politics)
Amazon page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Resilience-Governance-Complexity-Critical-Politics/dp/0415741408/ref=dp_return_1?ie=UTF8&n=266239&s=books

Resilience has become a central concept in government policy understandings over the last decade. In our complex, global and interconnected world, resilience appears to be the policy ‘buzzword’ of choice, alleged to be the solution to a wide and ever-growing range of policy issues. This book analyses the key aspects of resilience-thinking and highlights how resilience impacts upon traditional conceptions of governance.

This concise and accessible book investigates how resilience-thinking adds new insights into how politics (both domestically and internationally) is understood to work and how problems are perceived and addressed; from educational training in schools to global ethics and from responses to shock events and natural disasters to long-term international policies to promote peace and development. This book also raises searching questions about how resilience-thinking influences the types of knowledge and understanding we value and challenges traditional conceptions of social and political processes.

It sets forward a new and clear conceptualisation of resilience, of use to students, academics and policy-makers, emphasising the links between the rise of resilience and awareness of the complex nature of problems and policy-making.

Table of contents: 1. Introduction: The Rise of Resilience, Part One: Thematics 2. Governing Complexity 3. Resilience: Putting Life to Work Part Two: Resilience and the International 4. The Politics of Limits: The Rise of Complexity in Peacebuilding, 5. The ‘Everyday’ Policy Solution: Culture, from Limit to Resource 6. A New Global Ethic: The Transformative Power of the Embedded Subject Part Three: The Politics of Resilience 7. Revealing the Public: The Reality of the Event and the Banality of Evil 8. The Democracy of Participation 9. The Poverty of Post-Humanism 10. Conclusion: Resilience, the Promise of Complexity

Review: David Chandler’s Resilience takes a fashionably vague catchword and subjects it to a masterful critique and reconstruction. In his words, resilience is ‘a way of thinking about how we think about the being of being.’ As such it is nothing less than an epistemic revolution in the making, a shift in what, following Foucault, it is possible to think. Nicholas Onuf, Professor Emeritus, Department of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University, USA.

About the Author: David Chandler is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster. He is the founding editor of the journal Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses. His recent books include: Hollow Hegemony: Rethinking Global Politics, Power and Resistance (Pluto, 2009); International Statebuilding: The Rise of Post-Liberal Governance (Routledge, Critical Issues in Global Politics, 2010); and Freedom vs Necessity in International Relations: Human-Centred Approaches to Security and Development (Zed, 2013).

David Chandler, Professor of International Relations, Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, 32-38 Wells Street, London, W1T 3UW. Tel: ++44 (0)776 525 3073.

Journal Editor, Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/resi20

Amazon books page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Chandler/e/B001HCXV7Y/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 ;

Personal website: http://www.davidchandler.org/;
Twitter: @DavidCh27992090

 

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Engineering

INTERROGATING URBAN CRISIS

CALL FOR PAPERS – URBAN STUDIES/URBAN STUDIES FOUNDATION SPONSORED CONFERENCE: “INTERROGATING URBAN CRISIS: GOVERNANCE, CONTESTATION AND CRITIQUE”: DE MONTFORTUNIVERSITY, LEICESTER, MONDAY 9TH – WEDNESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2013

Urban research is pre-occupied with the implications of an enduring economic crisis, which poses challenges and threats to cities far beyond those directly caught up in the crash. Yet, comparative research on the urban dimensions of crisis is still at a premium. Inspired by the Urban Studies/Urban Studies Foundation mission to promote critical and comparative urban research, we invite contributions from established academics, early career researchers, graduate students and critical governors and activists worldwide, addressing our conference theme: ‘Interrogating Urban Crisis: Governance, Contestation and Critique’. How is crisis understood, narrated, governed, contested and researched from the perspective of cities and urban societies, in and beyond places directly affected by the crash? Can cities in the West learn from counterparts in the East and South about evading, contesting and overcoming crises – or vice-versa?

The conference mission is to conduct and facilitate far-reaching international comparisons. We encourage contributions undertaking comparison directly and indirectly, or otherwise addressing the problem of international, transnational and comparative relevance. Critical governors and activists are welcome to submit papers, but are also a vital experiential and evidential anchor for the event. We warmly welcome proposals for non-academic contributions, such as story-telling and critical policy forums. The conference will be organised into three parallel streams: governing, contesting and researching urban crises. Proposers are asked to highlight the most relevant for their contribution.

Stream 1: Governing Urban Crises

How are understandings of, responses to and defences against crisis constituted through urban governance?

– How do cities narrate and govern the economic crisis? In what context does urban government deploy crisis (or renaissance/resilience) narratives, of what kind? Where does it act strategically/reactively? Where does it drive, manage or subvert austerity?
– How are collaborative practices, such as public participation, co-production and governance ‘beyond the state’ changing in the face of crisis-governance? In what circumstances are they enhanced, maintained, transformed or undermined?

Stream 2: Contesting Urban Crises

What is the role of cities and urban societies in fostering resistance to the depredations of crisis – and to crisis narratives? What, in particular, is the potential for envisioning and enacting post-neoliberal urbanisms?

– How do urban governors relate to urban resistance? E.g. repressing, ignoring, recuperating, cultivating or internalising it?
– What kinds of claims for justice are made, tacitly or explicitly, in resisting austerity and disinvestment?
– To what extent is resistance confined to ‘critique’, or does it also prefigure/actualize alternative forms of urban governance or urban society?
– What can Western urban studies learn about post-neoliberal urbanism from cities in the East and South – and vice-versa?

Stream 3: Critical Research on Urban Crises

What are the theoretical and methodological challenges of conducting critical comparative studies of crisis-governance, resistance and transformation?

– What methodological, theoretical and empirical challenges do we face in advancing a comparative focus on crisis-governance, resilience and resistance in cities?
– How do academic/non-academic notions of urban crisis/resistance differ?
– Can critical urban scholars, governors and activists cooperate in fostering comparative research: is ‘critical co-production’ feasible?

Conference Proposals

Academic abstracts and suggestions for non-academic contributions of up to 300 words should be submitted to the conference administrator, Suzanne Walker, at swalker@dmu.ac.uk , by Friday 29th March 2013. Proposals must include the following information: name(s), workplace, title of contribution, details of contribution (including the comparative contribution) and preferred stream (governing, contesting or researching). Decisions on proposals will be made in April 2013.

Urban Studies-Urban Studies Foundation Funding

Thanks to generous support from Urban Studies and the Urban Studies Foundation, we can offer free registration, subsistence and accommodation to those whose proposals are accepted. We are also able to part-subsidise travel expenses, with priority for contributors requiring long-haul flights.

Please contact swalker@dmu.ac.uk if you have any questions or comments about the conference.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN DAVIES
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
CONFERENCE ORGANISER

First published: in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/cfp-interrogating-urban-crisis-governance-contestation-and-critique-de-montfort-leicester-9-11-september-2013

 

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World Crisis

CRITICAL GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPERS

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS – CRITICAL GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE: FROM CRITIQUE TO TRANSFORMATION? CRITICAL GOVERNANCE STUDIES IN AND BEYOND THE CRISIS

CONFERENCE ORGANISER: DR PENELOPE TUCK, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

The second Critical Governance Conference will be held at the University of Warwick, Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th December 2012. Individual abstract submissions of up to 500 words are welcome from now until 30th November. Please detail your name, institution, paper title, panel (if any) and proposal, and email it to critical.governanceconf@wbs.ac.uk

Proposals for panels and streams are also welcome. Panel proposals should explain the rationale and the abstract for each contributing paper. Stream proposals should explain the overarching rationale, key themes, how many panels there might be and how they will be organized. We have had three proposals for streams so far, but welcome further suggestions and volunteers to coordinate them. If you wish to participate in one of these streams, please mark this clearly on your abstract:

* Governance futures in and beyond capitalism

* In and against the state’ once more? Towards critical governance practices

* The governance of science and sustainability

Conference registration is open at http://go.warwick.ac.uk/orthodoxies

The price is £250 for three days. Bed and Breakfast will be available at a rate of either £50 or £77 per night (depending on your venue preference) and dinners can be booked for £27 per night.

If you have any queries, please email Dr Penny Tuck at critical.governanceconf@wbs.ac.uk

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/final-cfp-critical-governance-conference-warwick-10-12-december

 

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Antonio Gramsci

CHALLENGING GOVERNANCE THEORY

Newly published by Policy Press: Jonathan S. Davies, “Challenging Governance Theory: From Networks to Hegemony”.  
http://www.policypress.co.uk/display.asp?ISB=9781847426147&.  

“Theories heralding the rise of network governance have dominated for a generation. Yet, empirical research suggests that claims for the transformative potential of networks are exaggerated. This topical and timely book takes a critical look at contemporary governance theory, elaborating a Gramscian alternative. It argues that although the ideology of networks has been a vital element in the neoliberal hegemonic project, there are major structural impediments to accomplishing it. While networking remains important, the hierarchical and coercive state is vital for the maintenance of social order and integral to the institutions of contemporary governance.

Reconsidering it from Marxist and Gramscian perspectives, the book argues that the hegemonic ideology of networks is utopian and rejects the claim that there has been a transformation from ‘government’ to ‘governance’. This important book has international appeal and will be essential reading for scholars and students of governance, public policy, human geography, public management, social policy and sociology”. 

Jonathan S. Davies is Professor of Critical Policy Studies at De Montfort University.

 

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Radical Politics

RADICAL DEMOCRACY CONFERENCE

Call for Papers: Radical Democracy Conference

April 4 – April 5, 2011, New York, NY

Paper Abstracts Submission Deadline: January 31

Notification Date: February 18

Full Papers Deadline: March 21

The Department of Politics at The New School for Social Research, in collaboration with the Institute of Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University, is sponsoring a two-day graduate student conference interrogating the concept, history, and implications of radical democracy. Striving to assess the legacy of antiquity on contemporary radical democratic theory, as well as explore the work of contemporary theorists such as Abensour, Arendt, Castoriadis, Mouffe, Negri, Ranciere, and Wolin, we invite you to submit abstracts on any theme pertaining to the history, meaning, development and application, or critique of the concept OF “radical democracy.”

We strongly encourage submissions that touch upon any of the following themes, however, papers exploring other relevant topics and issues are also strongly encouraged:

    • Promises, limits and critiques of the concept of radical democracy

    • Ancient democratic thought in relation to modernity and post-modernity

    • Technology and the mediums of (radical) democracy

    • Consensus building/agonistic democracy

    • Engendering radical democracy: race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class

    • Post-Leftist democratic politics

    • Radical democracy and anarchism

    • Relationship between radical democracy and traditional regime forms such as oligarchy, liberalism, republicanism, socialism, communism

    • Exploring the relationship between radical democracy and key concepts in political theory such as: participatory/direct democracy; agency and autonomy; state and nation; capitalism; imperialism; anarchy and authority, dictatorship and tyranny; sacrifice and violence; revolution and reform

Interested participants should submit a one-page abstract (up to 300 words) that includes institutional affiliation, academic level, and contact information by Monday, January 31.

You will receive a notification of our decision by Friday, February 18.

Full conference papers will be due by Monday, March 21.

Please submit your abstract at radicaldemocracy@newschool.edu

For more information about the conference, please visit our Web site at: http://constituentpower.blogspot.com

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CRITICAL GOVERNANCE STUDIES CONFERENCE 

AT WARWICK UNIVERSITY, UK, DECEMBER 13/14 2010 

  

 
“Governance” has for some time been a fashionable concept across the social sciences and throughout the public, private and voluntary sectors.  Rod Rhodes identified 7 different arenas and senses in which “governance” discourse is used and promoted: governance as governing without government, the minimal state, new public management, self-organising networks, socio-cybernetic systems, good governance; corporate governance.  

Our goal is to establish a forum to challenge orthodoxies and develop a dialogue between scholars and practitioners interested in developing critical approaches to the study and practice of governance. To this end, Warwick University’s Institute of Governance and Public Management has organised a two day international, cross-disciplinary conference to debate these issues, with a view to generating a post-conference edited collection.    

Our keynote speaker is the world-renowned Professor Nancy Fraser (New York’s New School for Social Research).

Professor Nigel Thrift (Vice Chancellor, University of Warwick), will give the opening address.

Other distinguished contributors include professors Mark Bevir (Berkeley, California), Janet Newman (Open University), Helen Sullivan (Birmingham) and Hugh Willmott (Cardiff).  

We welcome individual abstract submissions from now until 19th November and invite colleagues to submit abstracts on themes that might include, among others, critical approaches to the governance of citizens, space, money, networks, risk, security, science and universities. Proposals for panels and streams along these lines are also welcome. Abstracts for both panels and individual papers should be between 200 and 500 words and including the names, positions, affiliations and contact details of all proposers and contributors.
As the conference theme is “challenging orthodoxies”, we ask colleagues to address it directly in their abstracts by describing a problematic orthodoxy, subjecting it to critical challenge and outlining new areas of inquiry and new social practices based on the critical approach. At the same time, we encourage people to problematize the key terms, governance, orthodoxy and critique.  

After the conference, we plan to publish an edited collection with selected papers, showcasing the best critical governance research from across the disciplines.

We are able to offer a small number of discounts to scholars and doctoral students who would otherwise be unable to attend.  If you wish to apply for a discounted fee, please state this at the end of your abstract and explain why you need financial support.  

Please email abstracts to esme.farrington@wbs.ac.uk and register for the conference at: http://www.wbs.ac.uk/events/2010/12/13/Critical/Governance/Conference

We look forward to meeting you at the Warwick Critical Governance Studies conference.  Warwick University is close to Shakespeare’s Stratford-on-Avon, to the charming and historic Cotswolds, and to London. Warwick’s campus is easily accessible by road, plane and train (20 minutes from Birmingham International Airport; or 60 minutes from London’s Euston rail station).  Warwick’s campus and conference facilities are pleasant and modern, the accommodation is 4 star and the service is professional.  

Jonathan S Davies and Penelope Tuck
Institute of Governance and Public Management (IGPM)
Warwick University, Coventry UK  

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Daniel Faraday

RETHINKING EUROPE AFTER THE FINANCIAL CRISIS

JMCE Postgraduate Workshop: Call for Papers!

Date: Friday, 8th October 2010

Place: London, King’s College London

Theme

As we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st Century, the European Project continues to show its age-old problems – and a new powerful vector of instability. While the tormented path of the European Constitution, as amended by the Lisbon Treaty, has made palpable the gravity of the democratic deficit and has compounded the obstacles in agreeing to common foreign and economic policies and in coordinating the response to external events, the shock-waves of the global economic crisis have for the first time threatened the stability of the Euro and prompted speculation on defaults, exit strategies and a two-speed Europe.

How can we assess the impact of the financial/economic crisis on the future trajectories of the European Union and of the individual member states? And how does it force us to reconsider the tools and methodologies of the different disciplines and to develop new analyses and approaches? 

Suggested topics

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

– the relationship between the European core and the Southern and Eastern European peripheries: uneven development, structural imbalances and political dimensions;
– national or comparative assessments of the impact of the coming austerity measures on class, gender, racial, generational and other divides;
– new developments in the law and governance of the EU and member states;
– theorising the role of the national state after the rescue of the banking system; 
– the debate over Euro and over a common European economic government;
– social and political mobilisation between apathy, mass anti-cuts struggles and the rise of far right movements; 
– rethinking the European disciplines: critical evaluations, interdisciplinary dialogue and new approaches;
– rethinking the EU as a multilayered/interdisciplinary scientific object; 

Further details

The day-long interdisciplinary workshop is organised by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of King’s College London, with the aim of providing an opportunity to showcase the work of leading postgraduate research students on the future of Europe in the light of the most recent developments.

Postgraduates from across the European Union and from all European disciplines (e.g. European Studies, Public Policy, Law and Economics) will be invited to present their original contributions and to discuss the key issues in a closing round-table debate.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published on the JMCE website. Limited travel bursaries may be available to help speakers with travel expenses, please e-mail the organisers for application details.

Further details will be published in due course on the JMCE website (www.kcl.ac.uk/projects/jmce/workshop.html).

Deadline for abstracts 

If you would like to submit an abstract for the workshop to be selected by the organising committee please e-mail us your proposal, including the title, author, university and an abstract of 250 words, by Monday 19th of July 2010.

Contact: Please send your application and any enquiries to Paolo Chiocchetti at paolo.chiocchetti@kcl.ac.uk 

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Agency

AGENCY IN A CHANGING EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT

Just published at: http://www.wwwords.eu/eerj/content/pdfs/9/issue9_2.asp

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL
Volume 9 Number 2, 2010   ISSN 1474-9041

ECER KEYNOTES – VIENNA 2009

Stephen J. Ball. New Voices, New Knowledges and the New Politics of Education Research: the gathering of a perfect storm?

Roland Reichenbach. Two Solitudes: educational research and the pedagogical realm

Herbert Altrichter. Theory and Evidence on Governance: conceptual and empirical strategies of research on governance in education

SPECIAL ISSUE
AGENCY IN A CHANGING EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT: Negotiations, Collective Actions and Resistance
Guest Editors: ANNE-LISE ARNESEN, ELINA LAHELMA, LISBETH LUNDAHL & ELISABET ÖHRN

Anne-Lise Arnesen, Elina Lahelma, Lisbeth Lundahl & Elisabet Öhrn. Introduction. Agency in a Changing Educational Context: negotiations, collective actions and resistance

AGENCY

Kari Berg. Negotiating Identity: conflicts between the agency of the student and the official diagnosis of social workers and teachers

Jukka Lehtonen. Gendered Post-Compulsory Educational Choices of Non-Heterosexual Youth

Joakim Lindgren & Lisbeth Lundahl. Mobilities of Youth: social and spatial trajectories in a segregated Sweden

TEACHERS’ AND STUDENTS’ COLLECTIVE ACTIONS, NEGOTIATION AND RESISTANCE

Maria Rönnlund. Student Participation in Activities with Influential Outcomes: issues of gender, individuality and collective thinking in Swedish secondary schools

Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret. Vocational Teachers between Educational Institutions and Workplaces

Marianne Dovemark. Teachers’ Collective Actions, Alliances and Resistance within Neo-liberal Ideas of Education: the example of the Individual Programme

Carina Hjelmér, Sirpa Lappalainen & Per-Åke Rosvall. Time, Space and Young People’s Agency in Vocational Upper Secondary Education: a cross-cultural perspective

CHANGING CONTEXTS OF AGENCY

Ann-Sofie Holm. Gender Pattern and Student Agency: secondary school students’ perceptions over time

Katariina Hakala. Discourses on Inclusion, Citizenship and Categorizations of ‘Special’ in Education Policy: the case of negotiating change in the governing of vocational special needs education in Finland

Tove Steen-Olsen & Astrid Grude Eikseth. The Power of Time: teachers’ working day – negotiating autonomy and control

REVIEW ESSAY

Jörg Dinkelaker. Learning in the Knowledge Society and the Issue of Fundamental Change in Education: a comparative review

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Global Power

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

One-day public event in Helsinki on Friday May 7th 10:00-17:00

This one-day landmark event brings to Helsinki some of the world’s leading critical thinkers on global political economy, law and international relations. They will address the challenges of achieving sustainable and democratic global governance in the 21st century.  A central question that will give focus to the debates is encapsulated in this quotation:

“In the formation of leaders, one premise is fundamental: is it the intention that there should always be rulers and ruled, or is the objective to create the conditions in which this division … of the human race … is no longer necessary?” (Gramsci, Prison Notebooks)

Speakers are:

ISABELLA BAKKER, Professor of Political Economy, York University, Toronto; UPENDRA BAXI, Emeritus Professor of Law in Development, University of Warwick; SOLOMON (SOLLY) BENATAR, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Cape Town and Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; CLAIRE CUTLER, Professor of International Relations and International Law in the Political Science Department at the University of Victoria, Canada; HILAL ELVER, Research Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara; RICHARD FALK, Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Research Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara; ADAM HARMES, Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, Canada; MUSTAPHA KAMAL PASHA, Professor and Chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen, UK; NICOLA SHORT, Associate Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto and TEIVO TEIVAINEN, Professor of World Politics at the University of Helsinki as well as Director of the Program on Democracy and Global Transformation at the San Marcos University in Lima, Peru

This event is open to the public, with free admission.  Venue: Small Assembly Hall, Fabianinkatu 33, University of Helsinki Main Building.

Further details can be found on: http://stephengill.com/news.htm or on http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/events/critical_perspectives.htm

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Henry Giroux

POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION – VOLUME 8 NUMBER 1, 2010

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POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION
Volume 8 Number 1 2010, ISSN 1478-2103

Henry A. Giroux. Zombie Politics and Other Late Modern Monstrosities in the Age of Disposability

Sigrid Haunberger. Did Educational Expansion Trigger the Development of an Education Society? Chances and Risks of a New Model of Society

Brian McKenna. Exposing Environmental Health Deception as a Government Whistleblower: turning critical ethnography into public pedagogy

John Opute. Managing Reward in Developing Economies: the challenge for multinational corporations

Alex Means & Kendall Taylor. Assessing the Debt: George W. Bush’s legacy and the future of public education under Barack Obama

Mark T. Yates & Richard D. Lakes. After Pell Grants: the neoliberal assault on prisoners

Khalida Tanvir Syed. Storied Understandings: bringing Aboriginal voices to Canada’s multicultural discourse

Stuart Tannock. Learning to Plunder: global education, global inequality and the global city

Janet Mansfield. ‘Literacies’ in the Arts: a new order of presence

D. Brent Edwards Jr. Trends in Governance and Decision-Making: a democratic analysis with attention to application in education

Tina (A. C.) Besley. Digitized Youth: constructing identities in the creative knowledge economy

OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS

Henry A. Giroux. Torturing Children: Bush’s legacy and democracy’s failure

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FINANCIALISATION AND ENVIRONMENT

 Hallsworth Conference on Financialisation and Environment 
The Implications for Environmental Governance of the Global Financial Crisis
15-16 April, 2010, University of Manchester
Board Room, Arthur Lewis Building, 2nd floor

Please register at: http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/politics/events/hallsworth/booking/

Program

Thursday, 15 April 2010

10:30: Welcome and Registration

11:00: Introduction – Erik Swyngedouw, University of Manchester

11:30: Debates on Economic Valuation and Payment for Environmental Services – Joan Martinez Allier, Autonomous University of Barcelona

12:30: Lunch

13:30 Carbon trading, new enclosures and eco-social contestation – Patrick Bond, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

14:30: The Financialisation of the ‘Good Environment’ and ‘Good Environmental Citizen’ – Samuel Randalls, University College London

15:30: Coffee

16:00: The Domination of Finance capital over Nature – Claude Serfati, University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

17:00: Discussion 

17:30: Close
Friday, 16 April 2010

10:00: The Role of Finance in the Ambiguous Post-Neoliberalising of Nature: A Research Program for the Agro-fuels Project – Ulrich Brand, University of Vienna

11:00: Sugarcane in Brazil: Finance capital, Slave Labour and Deforestation – Leonardo Sakamoto, Brazilian Comission for the Eradication of Slave Labour and NGO Repórter Brasil

12:00: Carbon Markets and Climate Change – Larry Lohman, The Corner House

13:00: Lunch

13:30: Carbon Emissions as New Fields for (Finance) Capital – Christian Zeller, University of Salzburg

14:30:  Processes of Exchange in the Carbon Credit Industry – John Broderick, University of Manchester

15:30: Coffee

15.45: Round Table: Financialisation of the Environment: What Governance?

17:00: Close

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CHALLENGING ORTHODOXIES

Call for Papers: Challenging Orthodoxies
The Critical Governance Studies Conference 2010
13-14 December 2010

Keynote Speaker: Nancy Fraser
Henry A. & Louise Loeb
Professor of Philosophy and Politics
New School for Social Research
New York

Conference Organizers: Jonathan S Davies & Penelope Tuck

Registration@ Early Bird £250 (from 1st June)
£300 (from 1st October)

Please read the information overleaf and submit abstracts to@ esme.farrington@wbs.ac.uk 
Please contact Esme for further information
Visit: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/orthodoxies

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Critical Governance Studies conference at Warwick on 13-14 December this year. The goal of the conference is to bring together scholars and critical practitioners challenging orthodoxies and developing critical approaches to the study and practice of governance. At a time of crisis and discontent, and with the renaissance of social critique, we believe that the conference is timely and will enhance critical governance research across the social sciences. The conference is cross-disciplinary and we encourage colleagues to submit abstracts on themes that might include, among others, critical approaches to the governance of citizens, space, money, networks, risk, security, science and The University. The conference theme is ‘challenging orthodoxies’ and we ask colleagues to address it in their abstracts by describing a problematic orthodoxy, subjecting it to critical challenge and outlining new areas of inquiry and new social practices based on the critical approach. At the same time, we invite people to interrogate the key terms, ‘governance’, ‘orthodoxy’ and ‘critique’.

Individual abstract submissions are welcome from now until 31st October. Proposals for panels and streams following these guidelines are also welcome. Conference registration opens on 1st June with an early bird rate of £250, plus accommodation, rising to £300 plus accommodation from 1st October. Details of how to register and book accommodation on campus will be available online from 1st June. Please email abstracts and other proposals to esme.farrington@wbs.ac.uk.

Please circulate this information to relevant contacts and networks and submit abstracts and other proposals to esme.farrington@wbs.ac.uk.  Esme is available on 02476 522525 if you have any other queries.  

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Esme

Esme Farrington
Research Programme Co-ordinator
Governance and Public Management (GPM)
Warwick Business School
The University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Tel:  +44 (0)24 7652 2525
Fax: +44 (0)24 7652 4410
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