All Events

1 - 19 Nov 2016 "Social innovation in socio-material arrangements"

TU Berlin

German Society for Science and 
Technology Studies, together with Cornelius Schubert and Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer

20 - 21 Sep 2016 "Innovations for Society"

Umweltforum Berlin

and Ralf Kopp at a conference on challenges of social innovation

7 - 10 September 2016: "Working for authority"

Charles University, Prague


31 August - 3 September 2016: "Social studides of politics. Making collectives by all possible means."

4S/EASST, Barcelona Convention Centre

23 - 25 June 2016 "Science and Democracy Network"

LSE and UCL, London

on the Brexit movement at the annual meeting of the Science and Democracy Network

17 June 2016: "Participation in phases of the innovation process"

ITAS, Karlsruhe

30 May 2016: "Path dependency in energy transitions"

ITAS, Karlsruhe

11 May 2016: "The politics of experimental governance"

STePS, University of Twente, Enschede

5 - 6 May 2016: "Politics beyond democratic representation: Who takes part in collectively binding decision making?"

FIW, Bonn

Klaus Liepmann presents his work on practices of representation in global sustainability governance at a workshop organized by Forum Internationale Wissenschaft.

25 - 27 April 2016: "Beyond experiments: Understanding how climate governance innovations become embedded"

University of Sussex, Brighton

13 - 15 April 2016: "Dynamics of governance models, or: Beyond lamenting the ABC - steering as social practice, how it changes, and: Can steering be steered - by arguing?"

DEMAND Centre, University of Lancester

11 April 2016: "Mini-publics - the technoscientific roll-out of a new democracy"

IFRIS, Paris

8 April 2016: "The performative power of instruments: Modelling governance and democracy"

Amsterdam Institute of Social Science research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam

December 2015: "Instrument constituencies: Conceptualising the phenomenon"

11 - 14 November 2015: "Roundtable discussion on Re-Making Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics"

Denver, CO

11 - 14 November 2015: "Deliberative mini-publics. The technoscientific construction of democracy beyond the state"

Denver, CO

7 November 2015: "The demos multiple. Performing collective self-governance beyond the state"

University of Westminster

25 September 2015: "Experimentelle Politik. Emissionshandel zwischen Labor und Feld."

24 September 2015: "Wachstum, Wohlfahrt, Glück - Ökonomisches Wissen und soziale Regulierung im Wandel" - Workshop

6 August 2015: "Mini-publics - the technoscientific roll-out of a new democracy"

University of Edinbourgh

17 - 19 June 2015: "Re-discovering the politics of co-production: Who speaks on behalf of the 'society' in sustainability research?"

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig

20 – 21 November 2014: ‘Epistemic Communities in Europe’

University of Siegen

18 September 2014: Innovation in governance: the social life of social innovations

University of Gothenburg

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

Buenos Aires, Intercontinental Hotel

Making knowledge about governance: representing, shaping and contesting political reality" at the 4S/ESOCITE meeting in Buenos Aires 2014.

3 – 5 July 2014: Governance and Beyond. Knowledge, Techonlogy and Communication in a Globalizing World

University of Wageningen

Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference in Wageningen 

30 June – 2 July: 13th Annual Science and Democracy Network Meeting

University of Vienna

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

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

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.

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

Frankfurt a.M.

27 – 28 February 2014, Technologies of participation

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

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

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

" 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)

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.

30 June – 2 July 2013: Science and Democracy Network

Harvard University, Boston, USA

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

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

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

European Ethnology dept.

14 June 2013: Innovation in Governance Advisory Board

Schloss Ziethen

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


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

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.

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 

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

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

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

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)

Research Group of Science Policy Studies at the Social Science Centre Berlin.

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

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

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

3 - 4 December 2012: Citizenship and Knowledge Society

Lisbon, Portugal

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

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

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

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

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)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

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

panelconference 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

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

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

Cambridge, UK

21 June 2012: Workshop ‘ANT Meets Policy’

Kent, UK

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

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) "".

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Berlin, Germany

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

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

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

Working Group "Politics, Science and Technology" of the German Association of Political Science (DVPW), is co-organising an open workshop for young researchers

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

University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer, Germany

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

30 June – 2 July 2011: Science and Democracy Network

Harvard University, Boston, USA

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

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

Cardiff, UK

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).


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