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Warwick Critical Governance Studies Conference (13-14 December 2010)

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Critical Governance Studies conference at Warwick on 13-14 December this year. The goal of the conference is to bring together scholars and critical practitioners challenging orthodoxies and developing critical approaches to the study and practice of governance. At a time of crisis and discontent, and with the renaissance of social critique, we believe that the conference is timely and will enhance critical governance research across the social sciences. The conference is cross-disciplinary and we encourage colleagues to submit abstracts on themes that might include, among others, critical approaches to the governance of citizens, space, money, networks, risk, security, science and The University. The conference theme is ‘challenging orthodoxies’ and we ask colleagues to address it in their abstracts by describing a problematic orthodoxy, subjecting it to critical challenge and outlining new areas of inquiry and new social practices based on the critical approach. At the same time, we invite people to interrogate the key terms, ‘governance’, ‘orthodoxy’ and ‘critique’. For further information on the conference, please visit:

Individual abstract submissions are welcome from now until 31st October. Proposals for panels and streams following these guidelines are also welcome. Conference registration opens on 1st June with an early bird rate of £250, plus accommodation, rising to £300 plus accommodation from 1st October. Details of how to register and book accommodation on campus will be available online from 1st June.

Please circulate this information to relevant contacts and networks and submit abstracts and other proposals to Esme is available on +44 2476 574688 if you have any other queries.

Dr Andreas Rasche
Assistant Professor of Business in Society
Governance and Public Management Group (GPM)
Warwick Business School
The University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)24 7657 3131
Fax: +44 (0)24 7652 4410