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June 05, 2013

Postgraduate Conference on New Actors and Institutions in Development and the Governance of the Environment

Second Call for Papers: Postgraduate Conference on New Actors and
Institutions in Development and the Governance of the Environment

Held jointly by the Department of Social Sciences at Northumbria University in Newcastle and the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University
Funded by the British Academy and the National Science Council
Venue and date: Northumbria University in Newcastle, 3 July 2013
The contemporary world faces a wide array of intractable social and
environmental problems that often transcend established social and
intellectual boundaries. Thus modern governance is marked by constant
attempts at reorganization and rescaling as well as further specialization in hope of finding optimal answers. This has resulted in the emergence of a host of new actors, including new forms of state-society relations, hybrid public institutions and networks of multi-sector partnerships, while questions of accountability and legitimacy remain unresolved. These developments necessitate a fresh look at the question of governance. Focusing on pressing issues in development and environmental governance, this postgraduate conference aims to create a space for interdisciplinary dialogues and critical methodological reflections, and to take stock of novel analytical approaches to new governance problems.

Postgraduate students from all relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The organisers will consider all submissions for inclusion in the
conference. We particularly welcome papers that employ a conceptual
discussion and/or focus on South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia.

A number of bursaries are available to cover travel within the UK.

Deadlines: 15 June 2013 for paper proposals (200-word abstracts), 25 June 2013 for full papers.

To submit a paper proposal and to express your interest in a travel
bursary, please contact the joint organisers Dr Wang Ting-jieh (
tjw93@ntu.edu.tw) and Dr Oliver Hensengerth (

Dr Ting-jieh Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Political Science
National Taiwan University

Posted by katemw at June 5, 2013 06:56 AM


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