All Events

20 – 23 August 2014: 4S conference “Science in context(s): Souths and Norths”

Buenos Aires, Intercontinental Hotel


Jan-Peter Voß is co-organizer (with Stefan Aykut, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, and Nicolas Baya-Laffite, SciencesPo) of an open panel "Making knowledge about governance: representing, shaping and contesting political reality" at the 4S/ESOCITE meeting in Buenos Aires 2014.

23 May 2014: QI2014 conference

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.


Arno Simons presents his work at a panel on "Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse" at the QI2014 conference in Urbana-Champaign.

22 – 23 April 2014: RRI TOOLS, a project to foster Responsible Research and Innovation for society, with society

Barcelona, Spain.


Dr. Carsten Mann will join the first exploratory workshop and advisory board meeting of the EU project "RRI TOOLS, a project to foster Responsible Research and Innovation for society, with society"

17 April 2014: Performativity of political science

Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin


Jan-Peter Voß gives a paper "Realizing instruments of governance. On the performativity of political science (at large)" as part of a seminar series "Contemporary and comparative approaches to social sciences. Work, technology, controversies" at the Centre Marc Bloch

17 – 18 March 2014: Dynamics of science policy

University of Bremen


Jan-Peter Voß is co-organizer (with Tim Flink and Rebecca Korinek, WZB) of a panel "dynamics of science policy" at the conference "Emergence and Dynamics of policy fields", organized on behalf of the section on policy analysis and administrative science of the German Political Science Association (DVPW)

17 – 19 March 2014: Transfer and adaptation of innovative practices for improved public service delivery in LDCs

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Dr. Carsten Mann will give a presentation on sustainable development in the second ministerial level Capacity-Building Workshop on “Transfer and adaptation of innovative practices for improved public service delivery in LDCs” organized by the Division for Public Administration and Development Management, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

10 – 11 March 2014: International Workshop and Special Issue on Governance of Ecosystem Services

Frankfurt a.M.


Dr. Carsten Mann  together with Dr. Lasse Loft (BIK-F) in Cooperation with the UFZ organizes an International Workshop and Special Issue on Governance of Ecosystem Services: Challenges for Sustainable Development. The workshop and the special issue contribute to the work of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Thematic Working Group on ‘Governance and Institutional Aspects’, and will focus on the changes, challenges and opportunities the concept of Ecosystem Services has brought about in environmental governance.

27 – 28 February 2014, Technologies of participation

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), Germany


Jan-Peter Voß is organizer of an authors' workshop for a planned special issue on "Technologies of participation. Remaking democracy on site and at distance".

20 – 21 February 2014: Workshop "Experimentelle Gesellschaft - das Experiment als wissensgesellschaftliches Dispositiv?"

ITAS, Karlsruhe/ Germany


Arno Simons presents his work at the workshop "Experimentelle Gesellschaft - das Experiment als wissensgesellschaftliches Dispositiv?" at ITAS, Karlsruhe/ Germany.

27 – 28 January 2014: Co-production of science and politics in Future Earth

Umweltforum Berlin


Jan-Peter Voß is co-proposer (with Silke Beck, UFZ Leipzig) of a research topic "fileadmin/user_upload/Themenvorschlaege_131220.pdfCo-production of science and politics in Future Earth" for the German Future Earth Summit.

14 January 2014: Berlin sustainability talk

Free University of Berlin


Jan-Peter Voß gives a talk at the Environmental Research Centre (FFU) on "Innovating governance for sustainable development? On dynamics of instruments and challenges of 'responsible innovation' in governance"

14 – 15 November 2013: Workshop on "transnational public participation and social movement activism research"

Lisbon, Portugal


Nina Amelung organizes together with Britta Baumgarten, CIES/ISCTE Lisbon, a workshop hosted by CesNova, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

8 – 9 November 2013: Politische und epistemische Autorität

Berlin, Germany


Jan-Peter Voß is co-organiser of the workshop "Politische and epistemische Autorität" and presents paper on "Governance as co-production of epistemic and political authority". The workshop is hosted by the Working Group "Politics, Science, Techology" of the German Association for Political Science (DVPW).

9 September 2013: Social-ecological research initiative, final conference

Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig (UFZ)


Jan-Peter Voß presents selected research results of the innovation in governance research group at the 10th Forum for sustainability research, organized by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

26 – 30 August 2013: Design and assessment of policy instruments for ecosystem services provision and biodiversity – Challenges of sustainable development

Bali, Indonesia.


Carsten Mann and Dr. Lasse Loft from the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre Frankfurt and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) jointly organise the workshop "Design and assessment of policy instruments for ecosystem services provision and biodiversity – Challenges of sustainable development", in conjunction with the Governance Special Session of the 6th Annual International Ecosystem Partnership Conference 2013.

30 June – 2 July 2013: Science and Democracy Network

Harvard University, Boston, USA


Jan-Peter Voß and Nina Amelung present their paper “The Innovation of “Citizen Panels” as a Method of Public Participation: Re-tangling Political and Epistemic Authority, and the Irony of Anti-technocratic Expertise” at the Annual Meeting of the Science and Democracy Network at Harvard University.

26 - 28 June 2013: International Conference on Public Policy Grenoble

Grenoble, France


Arno Simons is co-organizer of a panel on "The materiality of depolitization: new avenues for policy research" at the International Conference on Public Policy Grenoble.

26 June 2013, "Wicked problems" faculty seminar

University of Potsdam


Jan-Peter Voß gives a lecture entitled "Instrument constituencies and the supply-side of policy innovation: the social life of emissions trading” at the graduate school "Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations: Knowledge, Coordination, Strategy"

24 - 28 June 2013: The Capacity-Building Workshop on “Transfer and Adaptation of Innovative Practices for Improved Public Service Delivery in Least Developed Countries”

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain


Carsten Mann is invited by the Public Administration Capacity Building Branch of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs to participate, within the framework of the 2013 United Nations Public Service Forum, in a capacity-building workshop on “Transfer and adaptation of innovative practices for improved public service delivery in LDCs”. He will give a presentation for public administration practitioners on "Governance structures and sound management approaches for sustainable development". http://www.unpan.org/2013unpsa

24 June 2013: Laboratory: Social Anthropology of Science and Technology

Humboldt Universität Berlin


Jan-Peter Voß gives a paper "realizing instruments of governance" at the science and technology studies colloquium of the European Ethnology dept.

14 June 2013: Innovation in Governance Advisory Board

Schloss Ziethen


The advisory board of the Innovation in Governance Research Group meets for a “Final Review” of the groups ongoing work and to give advice on the finalization of products.

12-14 June 2013: Knowing Governance. Making models, making methods, shaping political reality

Schloss Ziethen


The Innovation in Governance Research Group hosts an authors workshop for the publication of collected papers on the above title.

28 May 2013: IiG seminar - Hal Colebatch, University of New South Wales - Participation, expertise and the construction of policy work

Technische Universität Berlin


Abstract:

Discussion of government in contemporary Europe often stresses the importance of participation as part of the ‘new governance’ in Europe.  But there is an equal stress on ‘expertise’ which would seem to reduce the scope for wider participation in governing.  How can these apparently-competing reform themes be accommodated in the policy process?  In this seminar, we will explore the way in which policy practice is understood, how the theoretical framework adopted shapes the impact of these themes, and what recent research suggests about their meaning and significance in contemporary governing.

6 May 2013: The translocal circulation and standardisation of methods for technoscientific consensus building

Gothenburg, Sweden


Nina Amelung discusses her paper "transnational standards - rules or boundary objects?" in a workshop organized by Prof. Linda Soneryd at the department of sociology of the university of Gothenburg.

2 - 3 May 2013: World Wide Views on biodiversity research workshop

Helsinki, Finland


Nina Amelung presents her paper "Inscriptions in design: the construction and coordination of standardized global citizen participation" in a book workshop organized by Prof. Rick Worthington and Dr. Mikko Rask at the Finnish National Consumer Research Centre.

26 April 2013: Workshop “Challenging futures of citizen panels”

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften


19 April 2013: Workshop “Challenging futures of biodiversity offsets and banking”

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften


21-28 March 2013, Research stay and seminar 'knowing governance'

University of Edinburgh, UK


Jan-Peter Voß works with Richard Freeman at the school of social and political science and gives a seminar on "knowing governance" with a cross-departmental discussion group on knowledge, policy and governance.

6 - 9 March 2013: Research stay on behalf of the Métafort research unit

Clermont-Ferrand, France.


Carsten Mann is invited on behalf of the Métafort research unit, for a short-term research stay including a lecture on “Conflicts and management of protected areas” in the ECOPEN (Environmental economics and politics) master course at VetagroSup on Thursday, March 7, 2013 and a presentation on “Innovation in Governance Studying the emergence, development and expansion of new forms of governance” in the Métafort seminar at Irstea on Friday, March 8, 2013.

29 February - 1 March 2013: International Workshop "Designing Optimal Policy Mixes: Principles and Methods"

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore


Arno Simons was invited to present a paper on "Instrument Constituencies and the Supply-side of Policy Innovation".

25 - 26 February 2013: Transfer and adaptation of innovative practices for improved public service delivery in Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

New York City, USA


Carsten Mann is invited by the Division of Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the United Nations to attend  an Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting entitled “Transfer and adaptation of innovative practices for improved public service delivery in Least Developed Countries (LDCs)”. The underlying objective of the Meeting is to enable the experts to identify specific MDG-related areas of service delivery and discuss the best ways to bring innovative solutions to governance problems of the Governments and local authorities of the Least Developed Countries that are looking to adapt such solutions in the same or similar areas.

22 January 2013: IiG seminar - Peter Stegmaier, University of Twente

Technische Universität Berlin - Research Colloquium: Politics, Science and Technology - Wintersemester 2012/13


Peter Stegmaier will give a talk titled "The Art and Problem of Ending. The Governance of the Discontinuation of Incandescent Light Bulbs in the Netherlands and other examples".

18-19 January 2013: Interfaces and interplay, sociology of knowledge and science and technology studies

Technische Universität Berlin


Jan-Peter Voß presents a paper „Reification of politics: Policy instruments as interplay of ‘technoscientific’ and ‘social’ construction of political reality“ at a joint Workshop of the Sections for Sociology of knowledge and for Science and Technology Studies of the German Association of Sociology.

18 December 2012: IiG seminar - Javier Lezaun, University of Oxford

Technische Universität Berlin - Research Colloquium: Politics, Science and Technology - Wintersemester 2012/13


Javier Lezaun will give a tlka titled "The Experimentalization of Democracy by the Social Sciences".

12 December 2012: The social life of policy instruments

Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)


Jan-Peter Voß is invited to give a talk on innovation journeys of policy instruments to the Research Group of Science Policy Studies at the Social Science Centre Berlin.

11 December 2012: IiG seminar - Jan-Hendrik Passoth, TU Berlin

Technische Universität Berlin - Research Colloquium: Politics, Science and Technology - Wintersemester 2012/13


Jan-Hendrik Passoth will give a talk titled "Micro-Performing Macro-Actors. The (ongoing) re-assembling of modern stateness"

 

4 December 2012: IiG seminar - Endre Danyi, Lancaster University

Technische Universität Berlin - Research Colloquium: Politics, Science and Technology - Wintersemester 2012/13


Endre Danyi will give a talk titled "The things of the parliament".

3 - 4 December 2012: Citizenship and Knowledge Society

Lisbon, Portugal


Nina Amelung gives a presentation on "Inscriptions in design: the construction and coordination of standardized global citizen participation" at the conference “Citizenship and Knowledge Society” from the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon.

27 November 2012: IiG seminar - Brice Laurent, Mines ParisTech

Technische Universität Berlin - Research Colloquium: Politics, Science and Technology - Wintersemester 2012/13


Brice Laurent will give a talk titled "From uncertain assemblages to technologies of democracy. Democratic experinces and experiments".

20 November 2012: IiG seminar - David Kocman, University of Kent

Technische Universität Berlin - Research Colloquium: Politics, Science and Technology - Wintersemester 2012/13


David Kocman will give a talk on "Re-inserting Latour to governmentality studies: intellectual devices and socio-material semiotics of policy worlds".

13 November 2012: IiG seminar - Friedbert Rüb, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Technische Universität Berlin - Research Colloquium: Politics, Science and Technology - Wintersemester 2012/13


Friedbert Rüb will give a talk on "Die Verletzlichkeit der Demokratie: Herausforderungen und Anpassungsmechanismen in einer globalisierten Welt".

30 October 2012: IiG seminar - Nicolas Baya-Laffite, Science Po Paris

Technische Universität Berlin - Research Colloquium: Politics, Science and Technology - Wintersemester 2012/13


Nicolas Baya-Laffite will give the talk "Moments in life (of policy instruments): EIA and BAT at trial".

17 – 20 October 2012: Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

Copenhagen, Denmark


At the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) several members of the Innovation in Governance Research Group participated with a talk or by giving a panel.

Nina Amelung gave a presentation on "The (social) construction of nothing less than a "global public sphere": on designing and organizing transnational deliberation processes" in the workshop "Hearing and Heeding Citizen Voices: Designing and Evaluating Transnational Citizen Deliberations".

Jan-Peter Voß and Endre Danyi (visiting fellow) organised open panel no. 65.

Arno Simons, Lea Schick, Aleksandra Lis and Ingmar Lippert organised a panel on "Configuring Climates". Arno also gives a presentation on "The intertextual construction of emissions trading. The case of emissions trading" in the panel "Political Devices".

11 October 2012: IiG seminar - Michael Guggenheim, University of London

Technische Universität Berlin - Research Colloquium: Politics, Science and Technology - Wintersemester 2012/13


Michael Guggenheim gave the talk:  "Bunkers and other Risk-Assessments. The Political Logic of (Im-)Material Disaster Preparedness."

27 September 2012: Vom Wirken der Dinge – Fakten und Funktionalitäten in politischer Praxis und Politikwissenschaft

Universität Tübingen


Jan-Peter Voß is co-organiser of a panel and presents a paper "Politikinstrumente und Politikindustrien – Verdinglichung und Delegation von Policy-Making" at this year's conference of the German Political Science Association.

31 July - 4 August 2012: 5th Annual International Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference

Portland, Oregon, United States


Carsten Mann and James Absher presented their paper "Strategies for creating fit of policy instruments to institutional, cultural and biophysical context conditions. The case of conservation banking in California"

5 – 7 July 2012: Transition Management and reflexive governance

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


Jan-Peter Voß is invited to speak on the dynamics and politics of transition management and reflexive governance at an expert workshop organized by the Helmholtz Alliance Energy-Trans.

5 – 7 July 2012: 28th EGOS Colloquium

Helsinki, Finland


Nina Amelung presents a paper on "How much multiplicity transnational standards can withstand: The rise of a complex standard in the case of citizen panels" in the sub-theme "Multiplicity and Plurality in the World of Standards". The 28th EGOS Colloquium is organised by Aalto University & Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland.

5 – 7 July 2012: Interpretative Policy Analysis Conference (IPA)

Tilburg, Netherlands


Nina Amelung and Sonja van der Arend (Delft University of Technology) organise a roundtable on the "Facilitation in participatory governance: working for empowerment or disciplining citizens".

4 July 2012: Strategies for adjusting policies to institutional, cultural and biophysical context conditions: The case of conservation banking in California (and Germany?)

Dresden, Germany


Carsten Mann presents his paper "Strategies for adjusting policies to institutional, cultural and biophysical context conditions:  The case of conservation banking in California (and Germany?)" at the Dresdner Planerforum im Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung.

28 - 29 June 2012: Workshop ‘Climate Policy Innovation II’

Cambridge, UK


Arno Simons presented a paper on ‘Instrument Constituencies and the Supply-side of Policy Innovation’.

21 June 2012: Workshop ‘ANT Meets Policy’

Kent, UK


Arno Simons presented a paper on ‘Political Performativity’.

31 May – 1 June 2012: Third Berlin Forum Innovation in Governance

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


The Innovation in Governance Research Group is pleased to host the third event in its Forum series. Click here for more information.

24 May 2012: Lunch seminar - Rob Hoppe, University of Twente (NL)


10 – 12 May 2012: Policy foresight approach

Sommerhausen, Germany


Carsten Mann presents the policy foresight approach at the Annual Meeting of the DGH (German Society for Human Ecology) "Transdisziplinarität für Nachhaltigkeit – Erfordernis und Herausforderung".

16 – 17 April 2012: Lässt sich sozial-ökologischer Wandel gestalten?

Harnack Haus, Berlin


The Innovation in Governance Research Group presents mid-term results of its research at a status seminar for junior research groups within the social-ecological research initiative at the German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF). Arno Simons and Nina Amelung present "Innovationsprozesse in der Politik: Was können wir aus der Entwicklung von Umweltmärkten und Bürgerbeteiligungsverfahren lernen?", Carsten Mann presents "Policy Foresight: Szenarien zur zukünftigen Entwicklung von Politikinstrumenten als Ansatz zur Gestaltung von Politikinnovationen".

28 – 30 March 2012: World Wide Views on Biodiversity Training Seminar

Copenhagen, Denmark


Nina Amelung participates in the training seminar for the planned global citizen deliberation process "World Wide Views on biodiversity" organised by the Danish Board of Technology as part of her field studies.

13 – 14 March 2012: Beyond Efficiency - Exploring the Political and Institutional Dimensions of Market-based Instruments for Ecosystem Services

Evangelische Bildungsstätte, Berlin, Germany


Carsten Mann presented his paper "Strategies for creating fit of policy instruments to implementation contexts - The case of Mitigation Banking in the U.S. and in Germany" at this international conference. The conference is organised jointly by the Öko-Institut e.V., Berlin and the Berlin-Brandeburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

13 - 14 March 2012: Beyond Efficiency – Exploring the Political and Institutional Dimensions of Market-based Instruments for Ecosystem Services

Evangelische Bildungsstätte, Berlin


Arno Simons was invited as discussant for the block "The discourse on and politics of MBIs for ecosystem services".

1 March 2012: Lunch seminar - Richard Freeman, University of Edinburgh (UK)

12.00 – 1.30pm, Room 5.17, Hardenbergstr. 16-18, 10623 Berlin


Assemblage, alignment, articulation: the project in/of EU governance

The project, and by extension the programme, is a key instrument of European governance.  The function of the project is to draw heterogeneous sets of actors together, to generate connections between them.  What are created as a result are assemblages: amorphous, unstable and multidimensional organizational forms.  Assemblages endure to the degree of alignment they achieve among the actors of which they are composed: this paper identifies 'articulation practices' as a critical component of European governance.

23 – 24 February 2012: Workshop ‘Climate Policy Innovation I’

VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Arno Simons presents a paper on ‘Dynamics of Policy Instruments In-the-making: “Technology Push” in Climate Policy Innovation’.

6 February 2012: Opening lecture: Governance in the making. An empirical turn on political science and technology

Berlin, Germany


On the occasion of his appointment as Junior Professor for Sociology of Politics at the Department of Sociology, Technische Universität Berlin, Jan-Peter Voß cordially invites you to his opening lecture, "Governance in the making. Eine empirische Wende auf Politikwissenschaft und -technik".

1 February 2012: Lunch seminar - Kristin Asdal, University of Oslo (NO)

Technologies of politics: Between governmental rationalities and "the device"


The last decades a huge body of literature has contributed to transform the issue of what it is to govern.  Governmentality studies in the tradition from Foucaults´ so called "governmentality lectures" in the 1970s contributed to link knowledge practices with the art of government whereas science studies authors in the actor-network-theory or material semiotic tradition have pointed to the importance of the material objects  that take part in an enable action. In my talk I will discuss the notion of technologies of politics with a point of departure in these two, partly connected, strands of research. The talk however, is not a "literature talk" as such, as I will develop the notion and the approach to "technologies of politics" through a series of snap-shots from my own work on the making of politics of nature in the post-war era. These will range from the emergence and institutitonalization of a politics of pollution to the coming into being of climate quotas and the principle of joint implementation.

29 – 30 November 2011: Internal Policy Foresight workshops

Berlin, Germany


The Innovation in Governance research group will take place in a two-day internal Policy Foresight workshop to produce scenarios that describe distinct, plausible pathways of development for the policy instruments "Biodiversity Credit Trading" and "Citizen Panels".

17 – 18 November 2011: Politics, science and technology

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


Jan-Peter Voß, in his function as speaker of the Working Group "Politics, Science and Technology" of the German Association of Political Science (DVPW), is co-organising an open workshop for young researchers in this area. During the workshop, Nina Amelung presents a paper on "The emergence and formation of transnational governance designs – The case of citizen panels" and Arno Simons gives a paper on "Telling oneself and others in and forward: A discursive account of the innovation of emissions trading".

10–11 November 2011: Knowledge and Expertise in Public Policy and Administration,

University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer, Germany


Jan-Peter Voß presents a paper "The making of policy instruments" at a workshop under the auspices of the Section "Policy analysis and administrative sciences" of the German Association for Political Science (DVPW), hosted by Sabine Kuhlmann and Sabine Kropp at the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer.

September – October 2011: IET Research Centre, Faculty of Sciences and Technology

Universidad Nova de Lisboa, Portugal


Nina Amelung spends six weeks as a visiting research fellow at the IET Research Centre, working with Professor Antonio Moniz and other candidates of the "Technology Assessment" PhD programme (PDAT).

25–27 August 2011: 6th ECPR General Conference

Reykjavik, Iceland


Carsten Mann gives a presentation on "Policy Foresight - Conceptual ideas on how to engage with dynamics of policy instrument design" in the panel 'Policy Instruments and Radical Change'.

18 July – 13 August 2011: Fieldwork

Santiago, Chile


Sebastian Ureta will carry out fieldwork in the city of Santiago (Chile) involving expert interviews and the collection of material from archives and libraries.

1 July 2011: German STATA User Group Meeting

University Bamberg, Germany


Simons, Arno, Peter Krause, and Katja Möhring presented their paper ‘SOEP Long - Restructuring the SOEP Database’.

30 June – 2 July 2011: Science and Democracy Network

Harvard University, Boston, USA


Jan-Peter Voß gives a paper on "The power of instruments in governance" at the Annual Meeting of the Science and Democracy Network. The meeting will be held at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

28 June 2011: Lunch seminar – Ingmar Lippert, Universität Augsburg

Technische Universität Berlin


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23 - 25 June 2011: 6th International Conference on Interpretative Policy Analysis Cardiff University

Cardiff, UK


Arno Simons presented a paper on ‘What Drives Carbon Trading? Outlines of a Historical Sociology of Policy Instruments and Their Constituencies’ at the panel "Environmental Market Space(s): Discourse, Power, and Legitimacy" hosted by Arno Simons (Innovation in Governance Research Group) and Aleksandra Lis (Central European University).

23–25 June 2011: Sixth International Conference on Interpretive Policy Analysis

Cardiff, United Kingdom


Arno Simons and Aleksandra Lis (Central European University) host a panel on "Environmental Market Space(s): Discourse, Power, and Legitimacy".

23 – 25 June 2011: Sixth International Conference on Interpretive Policy Analysis

University of Cardiff, UK


Sebastian Ureta will present the paper entitled "... Because in Chile markets work!; Some early thoughts on the performance of a tradable permits system to control air pollution in Santiago, Chile" at the panel "Environmental Market Space(s): Discourse, Power, and Legitimacy" hosted by Arno Simons (Innovation in Governance Research Group) and Aleksandra Lis (Central European University).

21 June 2011: Lunch seminar – Eleftheria Vasileiadou, VU University Amsterdam

Technische Universität Berlin


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20 June – 31 July 2011: USDA Forest Service, Riverside

California, USA


Carsten Mann visits the USDA Forest Service's Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics Programme, Riverside, California to develop further his conceptual framework for the analysis of fit between policy instruments and implementation contexts.

20 June 2011: TA'11 Participation in questions of technology - legitimate hope or just an illusion?

Vienna, Austria


Nina Amelung and Louisa Grabner are invited to make a presentation on "Die Enstehung und Gestaltung von Instrumenten zur Bürgerbeteiligung" (The emergence and design of instruments for citizen participation). The conference, which will be held in German, is hosted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

16 – 17 June 2011: Future of Science and Technology in Society

University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands


Jan-Peter Voß gives a presentation "The making of policy instruments – an emerging science and technology of governance?" at the symposium "Future of Science and Technology in Society in Honour of Arie Rip", organised by Stefan Kuhlmann and Nelly Oudshoorn at the University of Twente.

9 June 2011: Technology Assessment Doctorate Conference

Lisbon, Portugal


Nina Amelung is invitied to make a presentation on "Professionalization in Participation. A case study on promises and risks of citizen panels". The conference takes place at the IET Research Centre, Faculty of Sciences and Technology at the Universidad Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

1 June 2011 – Tea-time seminar: Endre Dányi, University of Lancaster

Technische Universität Berlin


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19 – 20 May 2011: Second Forum Innovation in Governance

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, Germany


The Second Berlin Forum Innovation in Governance takes place under the title of "Knowing governance: The making of governance knowledge and the transformation of politics". More information available here.

18 May 2011: Mid-term review of Innovation in Governance research group

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


The Innovation in Governance Research Group meets with its international advisory board to review the progress of the group's work half way through the project's duration.

28 April 2011: Lunch seminar – Detlef Sack, Universität Bielefeld

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


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14 – 15 April 2011: Practice of interpretive political studies of knowledge and science

Hamburg, Germany


The Innovation in Governance research group is co-sponsor of a workshop on the "practice of interpretive political studies of knowledge and science".  The workshop takes place at the Hafen City University Hamburg and is organised by Jannes Fröhlich and Alejandro Esguerra Portocarrero for the Working Group "Politics, Science and Technology" of the German Association for Political Science (DVPW).

12 – 17 April 2011: Effects of Participatory Innovations – Different Processes and Different Output

University of St Gallen, Switzerland


Nina Amelung presents a paper on "Professionalized communities and standards along participatory and deliberative instruments – the making of 'democratic innovation' " in the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops.

7 April 2011: Lunch seminar – Peter Wehling, Universität Augsburg

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


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1 April 2011: Market-based instruments for Ecosystem Services and Nature Protection

Potsdam, Germany


Arno Simons will present recent findings on "Policy Instruments and their constituencies: The case of environmental markets" and Carsten Mann on "Policy Foresight – How to engage with dynamics of policy instrument design?"

24 March 2011: Lunch seminar – Ross Beveridge, Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


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17 March 2011: Lunch seminar – Anna Henkel, IWT, Universität Bielefeld

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10 March 2011: Lunch seminar – Dieter Plehwe, Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB)

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


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17 February 2011: Lunch seminar – Alexander Görsdorf, IWT, Universität Bielefeld

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


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10 February 2011: Lunch seminar – Enrico Gualini, Technische Universität Berlin

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


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28 February 2011: Social innovation in the transformation towards sustainable development

ISOE, Frankfurt am Main


Jan-Peter Voß is invited to give a presentation on "innovations in governance" at an expert workshop organized by ISInova (Institut für Sozialinnovation) on behalf of the German environmental agency (UBA)

6 – 8 January 2011: Policy instruments: theoretical perspectives

Centre d'études européennes, Sciences Po Paris, France


Jan-Peter Voß is invited to give a presentation on "Policy instruments as
technologies of governance" at an international conference organized by
Charlotte Halpern, Pierre Lascoumes, and Patrick Le Galès

18 – 19 November 2010: Albrecht-Daniel-Thaer-Colloquium

Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Berlin, Germany


Carsten Mann presents a paper on "The fit of policy instruments and governance regimes: dynamics in nature conservation governance in the EU and the US."

10 – 12 November 2010: Carbon Markets and their Future: A Social Science Perspective

University of Hamburg, Germany


Jan-Peter Voß gives a course on "the making of carbon markets" at a PhD Course organized by the Cluster of Excellence Climate System Analysis and Prediction 'CliSAP' (EXC177). Arno Simons presents from his ongoing PhD research with a paper on "What drives carbon trading? Outline of a historical sociology of policy instruments and their constituencies.

September – December 2010: Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy

Columbia University, New York, USA


Arno Simons spends the Fall semester as visiting scholar at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, Columbia University, working with David Stark.

September – October 2010: Stockholm Centre for Organisational Research

Stockholm, Sweden


Nina Amelung spends six weeks as a visiting research fellow with the Stockholm Centre for Organisational Research (SCORE), working on the spread of deliberative procedures and standardisation.

8 – 9 July 2010: Perspectives for social studies of innovation and technology in Germany

University of Stuttgart, Germany


Jan-Peter Voß gives an input on perspectives for research on the governance of innovation processes at a strategy meeting of the Section of Science and Technology Studies at the German Sociological Society (DGS)

 

Upcoming Events

22 – 23 April 2014: RRI TOOLS, a project to foster Responsible Research and Innovation for society, with society

Barcelona, Spain.

23 May 2014: QI2014 conference

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

20 – 23 August 2014: 4S conference “Science in context(s): Souths and Norths”

Buenos Aires, Intercontinental Hotel