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Challenging Orthodoxies: Critical Governance Studies Conference 2010


The inaugural Critical Governance Studies conference will be held at the University of Warwick on 13th and 14th December 2010.

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'.

Keynote speaker:

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

Please contact or 02476 574688 if you are interested in attending the conference and would like further information and/or would be interested in running a conference stream. If so, please state what you have mind. A call for papers will follow later in the year.

At a Glance
Date: 13th & 14th December
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location: Lecture Theatre B0.12, WBS Teaching Centre, Scarman Road, Warwick Business School
Open To: Everyone
Cost: £275