Third Berlin Forum Innovation in Governance

Shaping innovation in governance? Inducements, opportunities and limitations for engaging with governance in the making

Thursday 31 May & Friday 1 June 2012
Technische Universität Berlin
Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin


Call for Papers (.pdf)
Programme (.pdf)

Documents for participants (password-protected: please contact Thomas Crowe for details) 



Thursday 31 May
H 2036


9:00 – 9.50
Welcome & introduction
Jan-Peter Voß & Carsten Mann, Technische Universität Berlin

9.50 – 12.00
Keynote dialogue
Andy Stirling, University of Sussex, UK
From Sustainability, through Diversity to Transformation: towards more reflexive governance of innovation

Frank Fischer, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
Sustainable Development as Transformative Learning: Reflexivity in Deliverative Environmental Governance

12.00 – 13.00

13.00 – 15.00
Session I: Discourses of innovation in governance
Chair: Nina Amelung, Technische Universität Berlin

Susanne Maria Weber, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Governing the Future: Dispositives of Creativity and organized innovation strategies of the Present
Discussant: Thomas Pfister, Zeppelin Universität

Oscar Javier Maldonado Castañeda, Lancaster University
Derly Yohanna Sánchez Vargas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Knowledge and Politics of the Public: Elements for analyzing the rise of social innovation agenda in policy discourse in Colombia
Discussant: Sonja van der Arend, Technische Universiteit Delft

Franziska Wolff, Öko-Institut e.V.
The discourse on market-based instruments and ist repercussions on practices of international environmental governance
Discussant: Dieter Plehwe, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin

15.00 – 15.30

15.30 – 17.30
Session II: Practices of innovating governance
Chair: Carsten Mann, Technische Universität Berlin

Katharina Welle, University of Sussex
Monitoring performance or Performing Monitoring? The case of monitoring rural water access in Ethiopia
Discussant: Arie Rip, Universiteit Twente

Bonno Pel, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Reconfiguring what network? (Road) network sychronization in Dutch traffic management
Discussant: Jörg Potthast, Technische Universität Berlin

Kathrin Böhling, Technische Universität München
New modes of governance in the Bavarian Alps: The mountain forest initiative at work
Discussant: Alejandro Esguerra, Freie Universität Berlin

17.30 – 17.50

17.50 –
Poster flashlight, poster session & reception
Chair: Thomas Crowe, Technische Universität Berlin

Jaap Rozema: Examining Reflexive Governance and Public Advocacy in Environmental Impact Assessment

Pauline Riousset: Evidence-based policy as a principle of governance: conditions of success

Lanka Horstink: Food Sovereignty and ecological democracy: a way out of the "green developmentalism" paradigm?

Sabine Stuart-Hill: Pragmatic Solutions for South Africa's water sector by understanding governance and designing innovations

Sonja van der Arend: Governance innovation from below. How professional NGOs invented and introduced a new mode of spatial planning

Justus Dreyling: Global union federations and transnational governance. Organizational determinants of strategic innovation

Birute Mikulskiene: Challenges for policy network governance: design of organizational framework

Elke Herrfahrdt: Institutional resilience of governance regimes: The role of continuity and change

Yuti Fatimah: Narrative in Governance: Case of Bio-fuel in Indonesia


Friday 1 June


9.00 – 10.20
Session III: Agency and dynamics of innovation in governance
Chair: Cornelius Schubert, Technische Universität Berlin

Michael Huber, Universität Bielefeld
Risk management and the innovation of governance
Discussant: Holger Straßheim, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Janet Merkel, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
Creating structure from talk? On boundaries, obstacles and failure in new forms of creative governance, or when too much novelty hampers innovation in governance
Discussant: Jan-Hendrik Passoth, Technische Universität Berlin

10.20 – 10.40

10.40 – 12.00
Session IV: Agency and dynamics of innovation in governance
Chair: Arno Simons, Technische Universität Berlin

Joern Hoppmann, ETH Zurich
Compulsive Policy-Making – The Evolution of the German Feed-in Tariff System for Solar Photovoltaic Power
Discussant: Dörte Ohlhorst, Freie Universität Berlin

Carsten Mann & Jan-Peter Voß, Technische Universität Berlin
Articulating future scenarios of policy innovation – a way of engaging society with governance in the making
Discussant: Jason Chilvers, University of East Anglia

12.00 – 13.00

13.00 – 14.20
Session V (two parallel streams): Exploring cases from different fields

(a) Shaping innovation in the governance of technological innovation
Chair: Jan-Peter Voß, Technische Universität Berlin

Seyed Mohamad Sadegh Emamian, University of Edinburgh
The Politics of Innovating Governance in the UK Energy Policy: The Case of Electricity Market Reform
Discussant: Ross Beveridge, Leibnitz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung

Ante Galich, Université de Luxembourg
Joint Technology Initiatives. A case study of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
Discussant: Cornelius Schubert, Technische Universität Berlin

(b) Shaping innovation in the governance of risky objects
Chair: Carsten Mann, Technische Universität Berlin

Rebecca-Lee Korinek & Sylvia Veit, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
An innovative design on scientific policy advice in practice. Studying the changing patterns of interaction in German food safety administration
Discussant: Lanka Horstink, Technical University Lisbon

Anne Bergmans & Jan-Willem Barbier, Universiteit Antwerpen
From Stakeholder to Shareholder: a Partnership Approach to Siting and Designing A Radioactive Waste Repository
Discussant: Justus Dreyling, Freie Universität Berlin

14.20 – 14.40

14.40 – 15.30
Concluding discussion (Jan-Peter Voß & Carsten Mann)


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