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
Lecture Theatre B0.12, WBS Teaching Centre, Scarman Road, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
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Monday 13 December - Tuesday 14 December 2010