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2010 Conference Programme

Monday 13th December




10:00 – 10:30




Welcome to Warwick: Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice Chancellor, The University of Warwick


10:45 – 12:15

Opening Plenary


Chair: Penelope Tuck


Professor Colin Crouch, The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism


12:15 – 13:30



13:30 – 15:00

Parallel Sessions 1

Panel 1.1 - Critical Issues in Corporate Responsibility


Chair: Stefano Harney


1. Berkay Ayhan, A Critical Exploration of The United Nations Global Compact


3. Hannah Durrant, The Dynamics of Skills: Governing Work & Workers


3. Kevin Morrell, The high consensus field of corporate governance: a new perspective from disciplinary theory


Panel 1.2 - Creating and Contesting Democratic Spaces and Practices


Chair: Helen Sullivan


1. Miroslav Imbrisevic, The provisionality of deliberative democracy


2. Janice Morphet, The role of alterity in democratic governance discourse: a preliminary response to Bevir's puzzle


3. Neil Barnett, Governance, local guardians and councillor quality: new roles for local politicians?


4. Layla Branicki, The new assemblages of power: a critical examination of the potential impact of social networking technologies upon the governance of crisis


Panel 1.3 - The Struggle for Local Democracy


Chair: Catherine Casey


1. Salla Pykälämäki, Questioning the concept of local self-government in Finland


2. Stan Kidd, Governing Local Places for Sustainable Public Value: Towards a New Model of 21st Century Governance


3. Mike Geddes, Neoliberalism and local governance: Global contrasts


4. John Benington, Combining Pessimism of the Intellect with Optimism of the Will: A challenge to fundamentalist reductionist thinking by ivory tower academics


Panel 1. 4 - Understanding and Challenging Hegemony (1)


Chair: Janet Newman


1. Michelle Farr, Understanding participatory governance through a critical realist perspective


2. Steffen Boehm, The FSC as exemplary case of ‘political CSR’? Understanding governance as struggle of hegemony


3. Jonathan Davies, Governance, Neoliberalism and the Integral State


4. Michael Givel, An Emerging Alternative to Punctured Equilibrium Theory in Public Policy


15:00 – 15:30



15:30 – 17:00

Parallel Sessions 2

Panel 2.1 - Roundtable: Debating Mark Bevir’s “Democratic Governance”


Chair: Jonathan Davies


Discussants: Mark Bevir, Will Leggett, Heather Savigny and Nick Turnbull


Panel 2.2 - Critical issues in Development: Contesting ‘Good Governance’


Chair:  Kevin Morrell


1. Bas van Gool, From Patronage to Neopatrimonialism. Confronting the 'Good Governance' Orthodoxy in the Postcolony


2. Yulian Wihantoro, Is Good Governance Paralyzed Against Organized Crime? A Case Study on Public Institution in Indonesia


3. Monica Kirya, The good governance agenda, anti-corruption and the Ugandan state: the making of an African success-failure


Panel 2.3 - Rethinking Foucault – Governmentality and Governance


Chair:  Mike Geddes


1. Crispian Fuller, ‘Reconstituting neoliberalism', Governmentality and formalised joined-up governance


2. Martyn Chamberlain, Challenging Orthodoxies in Medical Governance


3. Martina Tazzioli, The deconstruction of governance through the grid of “governmentality”


4. Penelope Tuck, Remaking the Large Corporate Taxpayer into a Visible Customer Partner: the changing role of tax governance


Panel 2.4 - Crisis, Capital and the State


Chair:  Steffen Boehm


1. Hale Balseven, The Meaning of the Disbutes on Regulation Policy after 2007/2008 Crisis in the Content of Economic Governance


2. Stefano Harney, The Third Term


3. Steven Colatrella, The Worldwide Strike Wave and The Political Crisis of Global Governance: Challenging Orthodoxies on Both Sides


4. Phil Cerny, After the Crash: A New Politics of Financial Regulation, Or Missed Opportunities?


17:00 – 17:30



17:30 – 19:00

Keynote Lecture


Chair: Jonathan Davies


Crisis of Capitalism, Crisis of Governance: Re-reading Karl Polanyi in the 21st Century


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





Radcliffe House


Tuesday 14th December




09:00 – 10:30

Parallel Sessions 3

Panel 3.1 - Innovation and change in public services – a critical perspective


Chair: Rod Dacombe


1. Helen Sullivan, Collaboration, innovation and value for money in local governance - rethinking the literature


2. Ewan Speed, From Quality to Choice to Austerity: Logics of Governance in Healthcare Policy


3. Karen West, Is it possible to reconstruct and deconstruct using a logics approach?  The example of the transformation of adult social care


4. Steve Griggs, The Rhetoric of Innovation: Towards a Critical Examination


Panel 3.2 - Critical Perspectives on Democratic Governance


Chair: Jonathan Davies


1. Joel Lazarus, Is Democracy Promotion Justifiable?


2. Jonathan Murphy, Organizing democracy: interrogating discourse and practice


3. Libby Porter, Recognising Indigenous rights in land use planning governance


4. Jhuma Sen, Rang De Basanti: The Colours of Law and Dissent in India


Panel 3.3 - Critique and the Governance of Money


Chair: Penelope Tuck


1. Jean-Pierre Chanteau, From critics of corporate governance to critical corporate governance


2. Jeroen Veldman, Challenging Convergence


3. Hailemichael Demissie, Is Beneficent Regulation the New Better Regulation? Nano-Regulation in the Wake of the ‘New Better Regulation’(NBR) Movement


Panel 3.4 - Aggravating Poverty and Inequality?  The Governance of State-Society Relations


Chair: Paul Dorfman


1. Emma Carmel, Europe as a governable terrain: citizenship, welfare, markets


2. Charlotte Lemanski, The “missing middle”: Participatory urban governance in Delhi’s unauthorized colonies


3. Bettina Leibetseder, Comparative Aspects of Means-Tested Benefits for Longterm-Unemployed in the UK and Austria


10:30 – 11:00



11:00 – 12:30

Parallel Sessions 4

Panel 4.1 - Re-thinking the Critical Governance of Space and Scale


Chair: Michael Givel


1. David Imbroscio, Realizing a Right to the City: Challenging Orthodoxies in the Practice of Local Development


2. Liza Griffin, Where is Power in Governance? Why Geography Matters in the Study of Governance Processes


3. Kaplana Gopalan, Torn in Two:  Competing Discourses of Globalization and Localization in India's Informational City of Bangalore


Panel 4.2 - Resistance and the Remaking of Democracy in the state, the workplace and civil society


Chair: Libby Porter


1. Anne Luomala, Governmentalization of Politics as a Challenge for Representative Democracy


2. Nick Mahony, Towards a three dimensional view of 21st Century participative experimentation


3. Catherine Casey, We, the People at Work: Citizens, Industrial Democracy, Governance


4. Gillian Hundt, User Involvement in Health Care - an example of Nancy Fraser’s concept of a ‘weak public’?


Panel 4.3 - Critical Perspectives on Network Governance (1)


Chair: Hale Balseven


1. David O’Brien, Governance: it’s not as orthodox as you think! Understanding culture-led regeneration with the Anglo-governance model.


2. Matthew Eagleton-Pierce, On the Genesis of the Concept of ‘Governance’: A Post-Bureaucratic Perspective


3. Omur Kurt, The Network Governance Approach and Participation in the Public Policy Process: A Critical Look


Panel 4.4 - Understanding and Challenging Hegemony (2)


Chair: Steve Griggs


1. Janet Newman, Analysing the present: crises, conjunctures and the problems of knowledge and power


2. Yiannis Karagiannis, Re-thinking Mainstream Theories of International Organizations


3. Peter Bloom and Sam Dallyn, The Space of Hegemony: The Spatial Dimension of Governance and 'Inclusive Neo-Liberalism'


4. Sophie Wynne-Jones, Negotiating neoliberalism through stakeholders’ engagements with ecosystem service governance in Wales


12:30 – 13:30



13:30 – 15:00

Parallel Sessions 5

Panel 5. 1 - Governing the Public Sector: Crisis and the Commons


Chair: Emma Carmel


1. Dave Wilson, Enclosing the Managerial Commons: Performing Economics in Public Sector Reform


2. Jeroen van der Heijden, A Critique to Rothstein’s Freedom of Choice Reasoning


3. Zhao Shurong, Research on Governmental Role in Tourism Crisis Management. Relating to May 12, 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake in Sichuan, China


Panel 5.2 - The Governance of Science and the Science of Governance


Chair: Charlotte Lemanski


1. Maurizio Meloni, Neurosciences: the critical and the uncritical


2. Hugh Willmott, Science, Governance and Self-Understanding:

From Anthropocentricism to Ecocentrism?


3. James Goodman, Generative dynamics of global climate policy: modelling disordered governance?


Panel 5.3 - Critical Perspectives on Network Governance (2)


Chair: Gillian Hundt


1. Helen Dickinson, If partnership is the answer then what is the problem? English health and social care partnerships and service user outcomes


2. Ellen Bekker, Governance of flood risk management through the English planning system


Panel 5.4 - Volunteering and Voice: In and against the ‘Big Society’


Chair: Will Leggett


1. Richard Simmons, Governance in the ‘Big Society’: a critique of self help and mutual aid approaches in public policy


2. Paul Dorfman, Public Involvement in the Governance of UK Nuclear Energy Futures


3. Rod Dacombe, The governance of the ‘big society’: Questioning the future role of the voluntary sector


15:00 – 15:15



15:15 – 16:15

Closing Plenary: Roundtable discussion: Where now for critical governance research?


Chair: Jonathan Davies


Panellists: Nancy Fraser, David Imbroscio, Martin Parker and Helen Sullivan



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