Innovation in Governance Seminars

The Innovation in Governance seminars feature presentations by invited companion researchers on issues related to the emergence, development, and expansion of new forms of governance. Until September 2012 seminars were organized as a series of lunchtime seminars; from October 2012 until January 2013 Innovation in Governance seminars were held in conjunction with a weekly research colloquium (during term time) “politics, science, and technology”) that was hosted by the sociology of politics unit at the Institute of Sociology of the Technische Universität Berlin.


Hal Colebatch, University of New South Wales
Participation, expertise and the construction of policy work
(28 May 2013)

Peter Stegmaier, University of Twente
The Art and Problem of Ending. The Governance of the Discontinuation of Incandescent Light Bulbs in the Netherlands and other examples
(22 January 2013)

Javier Lezaun, University of Oxford
The Experimentalization of Democracy by the Social Sciences
(18 December 2012)

Jan-Hendrik Passoth, Technische Universität Berlin
Micro-Performing Macro-Actors. The (ongoing) re-assembling of modern stateness
(11 December 2012)

Endre Danyi, Lancaster University
The things of the parliament
(4 December 2012)

Brice Laurent, Mines ParisTec
From uncertain assemblages to technologies of democracy. Democratic experiences and experiments.
(27 November 2012)

David Kocman, University of Kent
Re-inserting Latour to governmentality studies: intellectual devices and socio-material semiotics of policy worlds
(20 November 2012)

Friedbert Rüb, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Die Verletzlichkeit der Demokratie: Herausforderungen und Anpassungsmechanismen in einer globalisierten Welt
(13 November 2012)

Nicolas Baya-Laffite, Sciences Po Paris
Moments in life (of policy instruments): EIA and BAT at trial
(30 October 2012)

Michael Guggenheim, University of London
Bunkers and Other Risk-Assessments. The Political Logic of (Im-)Material Disaster Preparedness.
(11 October 2012)


Past Lunch seminars

Rob Hoppe, University of Twente
Institutional and practical constraints on participatory policy making
(24 May 2012)

Richard Freeman, University of Edinburgh
Assemblage, alignment, articulation: the project in/of EU governance
(1 March 2012)

Kristin Asdal, University of Oslo
(1 February 2012)

Ingmar Lippert, Universität Augsburg
Extending 'Carbon': Emissions as Instrumental for Hegemonic Environmental Destruction?
(28 June 2011)

Eleftheria Vasileiadou, VU University Amsterdam
Stakeholder consultations in the Energy Directorate: Can they help integrate climate change?
(21 June 2011)

Endré Dányi, University of Lancaster
The Parliament as a legislative machine
(1 June 2011)

Detlef Sack, Universität Bielefeld
Win-win situations and politicisation - the institutionalisation of public private partnerships
(28 April 2011)

Peter Wehling, Augsburg University
Discursive construction of technology
(7 April 2011)

Ross Beveridge, Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung
Foucault and ANT in the analysis of processes of privatisation
(24 March 2011)

Anna Henkel, Universität Bielefeld
Title: Attributed responsibility. Postheroism and personal autonomy in technological civilization
(17 March 2011)

Dieter Plehwe, Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB)
Think tank networks
(10 March 2011)

Alexander Görsdorf, IWT, Universität Bielefeld
An open conversation: promises and empirical achievements of consensus conferences
(17 February 2011)

Enrico Gualini, Technische Universität Berlin
Urban development projects as 'reflexive' modes of governance? On analysing  projects as policy instruments.
(10 February 2011)

Carsten Reinhardt, IWT, Universität Bielefeld
Regulatory knowledge and regulatory concepts
(17 June 2010)

Werner Rammert, Technische Universität Berlin
Konzept von Technik und Technisierung in der Techniksoziologie (Concept of technology and technisation in sociological technology studies)
(10 June 2010)

Holger Straßheim, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Trust in Numbers - evidenzbasierte Politikinstrumente (Trust in numbers - evidence-based policy instruments)
(3 June 2010)

Natascha Trennepohl Pimentel Lopes, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Climate Governance in Brazil: The Actors in the National Policy on Climate Change and their Role in the Carbon Market
(4 March 2010)


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