1. THURSDAY 4TH MARCH - PROFESSOR VIVIEN SCHMIDT - CRIPS AFTERNOON: As previously mentioned, on Thursday 4th March Professor Vivien Schmidt - a leading scholar of IR, IPE & European Integration, (http://www.bu.edu/ir/faculty/alphabetical/schmidt/) - will be spending the afternoon at CRIPS and her attention will be solely devoted to PAIS PhD students.
The final itinerary has now been arranged and is as follows:
(a) 14:00-15:30 Talk followed by a Q & A session
(b) 15:30-16:00 Tea Break
(c) 16:00-17:30... Workshop/Surgery
The talk (a) shall be on 'The Role of Ideas and Discourse in Political Analysis'
- Professor Schmidt has recently published on this area and indeed has several forthcoming pieces of work on this very topic, e.g.:
"Taking Ideas and Discourse Seriously: Explaining Change through Discursive Institutionalism as the Fourth New Institutionalism.” European Political Science Review (forthcoming)
“Discursive Institutionalism: The Explanatory Power of Ideas and Discourse,” Annual Review of Political Science vol. 11 (2008): 303-26
- We thought that this talk would transcend the disciplinary, methodological and meta-theoretical divides within PAIS and would be of interest to anyone interested in the analysis of the political (materialist, idealist, whatever)
The workshop/surgery (c) shall involve small group – one or two to one - discussions of PAIS PhD’s
Please keep this afternoon free in your diaries for what should be a really enjoyable session.
The CRIPS Team