First Berlin Forum Innovation in Governance

Studying the emergence and development of new forms of governance

Thursday 20 & Friday 21 May 2010




Thursday 20 May


Welcome note

Keynote dialogue & open forum discussion

The social construction of policy instruments
Arie Rip, University of Twente
Patterns of innovation journeys, also of policy instruments?


Poster flashlights

Poster session and reception (Lichthof)

Friday 21 May

Arrival (refreshments available)

Session I
Chair: Carsten Mann

Innovation journeys of governance technologies
Discussant: Frank Fischer, Rutgers University

Kirsten Selbmann, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Regulation Policy: Explanation of its Genesis, Continuity and Change
Discussant: Eleftheria Vasileiadou, VU University Amsterdam

The Governance of Public Epistemologies


Session II
Chair: Nina Amelung

Christian Bueger, European University Institute
When Translation Fails: Governance as Fashion, Security and the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission

Zan Gunn & Jean Hillier, University of Newcastle
The Phenomenon of Educative Conduits in the English Planning Sector, and their Potential Meaning in Governance Relations
Discussant: Sebastian Botzem, Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB)

Sonja van der Arend, Technische Universiteit Delft
fileadmin/user_upload/Forum_2010/06._Arend.pdfA social movement of clerks. Governance innovation in the Netherlands


Session III
Chair: Cornelius Schubert

Idalina Baptista, Said Business School, Oxford University
fileadmin/user_upload/Forum_2010/07._Baptista_RegimesException.pdfQuestioning Regimes of Exception in Urban Governance

Udo Pesch, Technische Universiteit Delft
fileadmin/user_upload/Forum_2010/08._Pesch.pdfInstitutional Innovation for Sustainable Technology

Michele-Lee Moore, University of Waterloo
From West Coast Timber Supply Area to Great Bear Rainforest: Exploring power in governance innovation


"So, what's in there for innovation in governance research?"
Discussion of promising avenues of research and outlook on Forum activities


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