Agenda

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Seminar: "The Political Economy of Suffrage Reform: The Great Reform Act of 1832" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    Prominent scholars have viewed the Great Reform Act as a concession made by incumbent elites in order to defuse a revolutionary threat. In this essay, we argue that the threat from below did not entail a significant risk of regime overthrow and was addressed by establishing professional police forces in all provincial towns and half the counties. Such forces had been stoutly opposed by the gentry since the Glorious Revolution, on the grounds that they would increase Crown power too much. To make professional police forces palatable to the middle class required first reforming both budgets and elections at all levels of governance (national, municipal and county), so as to ensure taxpayers that their representatives would control the finances of the new forces.

    Friday 22 November 2019, 12.30 – 2.30 pm

    Sciences Po, Salle du Conseil, 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris

    More information available here.

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019

    Seminar: "The Boardroom Dynamics of Globalization: How Politics and Expertise Shape the World Polity" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    Globalization is underpinned by international organizations—intergovernmental, non-governmental, or private—that develop norms to diffuse around the world. This article presents an integrative model for understanding how boardroom dynamics within international organizations impact the content of global norms: we argue that these processes are determined, initially, by board members’ education and careers—both a function of the dominant norm apparatus of globalization—and, subsequently, by boardroom interactions between these individuals. To document these processes, we focus on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a body that decides on economic policy issues impacting the lives of billions. First, we trace the education and career trajectories of all 727 board members—that is, state representatives—between 1980 and 2009. We find that they are homogeneous in terms of academic training, but heterogeneous in terms of professional backgrounds. Second, we document how the aforementioned attributes of Board members impact the way they behave in the boardroom, and—by extension—organizational output. Our findings reveal that global norm-making is driven by professionalization and elite socialization dynamics in apex communities, even in formal intergovernmental contexts where the primacy of state interests is commonly assumed to dominate

    Co-organised by Sciences Po, MaxPo & Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics.

    Monday 25 November 2019, 12.30-2.30 pm

    Sciences Po, LIEPP’s Conferences Room, 254 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris

    More information available here.

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    Seminar: "CEE General Seminar with Peter John" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    CEE General Seminar

    Speaker: Peter John, King's College London

    Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 12.30 pm

    Sciences Po, Salle du Conseil, 13 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris

    More information available here.

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    Presentation of the book "The Upper Limit: How Low-Wage Work Defines Punishment and Welfare" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    Seminar Cities are back in town: "Presentation of the book The Upper Limit: How Low-Wage Work Defines Punishment and Welfare"

    Speaker: François Bonnet

    Wednesday 27 November 2019

    Sciences Po, Room Goguel, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris

    More information available here.

     

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Conference: "5th The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC)" (IWE, Hungary)

    Budapest, Hungary

    Conference: "5th The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC)"

    The SVOC2019 conference is organized by the Institute of World Economics of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Central European University.

    Date: 28-29 November 2019

    Venue: Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

    Organization lead: Gyula Gaal

    Deadline for abstract submission: July 31, 2019

    Read more about this event here.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Conference: “Exploring the Dimensions of Refugee Inclusion: Social Structures, Institutions and Strategies” (IPC, Turkey)

    Istanbul, Turkey

    On November 28-29 2019, Mercator-IPC Fellows Maissam Nimer and Jannes Tessmann, within the framework of their Mercator-IPC Fellowship, will be organizing an international conference on “Exploring the Dimensions of Refugee Inclusion” at Consulate General of the Netherlands, Istanbul, Turkey. The conference aims to explore the structural, institutional, and strategic determinants of refugee inclusion into various domains of host societies.

    Consulate General of the Netherlands, Istanbul

    28-29 November 2019

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  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Séminaire: "Anthropologie du Parlement" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    Séminaire POPAR (POlitique & PARlement) "Anthropologie du Parlement" - discussion d´une recherche en cours

    Saisir l'Assemblée à partir de son infrastructure de communication. Le projet d'une anthropologie tant politique que technique.

    En ce début de 21e siècle, l'Assemblée nationale française montre une volonté forte de "modernisation" de ses procédures et des activités qu'elle accueille, qui prend appui sur une dite "révolution numérique". Le programme de recherche dont il est question ici vise à questionner et à décrire comment la mise en œuvre technique de ce projet politique participe à réinventer l'institution parlementaire. Il interroge ce qui fait l'essence de l'Assemblée, quelles conditions sociales et matérielles sous-tendent aujourd'hui son existence et par quels moyens celle-ci assure sa pérennité dans le temps long. Ce programme de recherche conduit à reconstruire l'histoire de l'infrastructure de communication de l'Assemblée et à interroger les activités qui se déploient dans le Palais Bourbon, dans une perspective où l'anthropologie sollicite les acquis de la science politique, de la sociologie et des sciences de l'information et de la communication.

    Vendredi 29 novembre 2019, 12h30 – 14h30

    Sciences Po, Salle Goguel, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris

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  • Mon
    08
    Jun
    2020

    Training: "Monitoring and Evaluation - Towards effective Monitoring and Evaluation for EU-funded projects" (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Bruges, Belgium

    This technical and interactive training programme presents the purpose of M&E and useful practices. The objective of this course is to ensure that participants are thoroughly acquainted with the main principles and techniques of M&E of EU-funded projects.

    Bruges, Belgium

    8-10 June 2020

    More information available here.

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