We are delighted to announce the second Critical Governance Conference at the University of Warwick, taking place Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th December 2012. The first conference ended with a debate led by Professor Nancy Fraser about the relationship between critique and transformation and, in the current climate, it seems appropriate that this should be the main theme for 2012. The conference title is therefore: From Critique to Transformation? Critical Governance Studies in and beyond the Crisis.We are privileged to have two outstanding keynote speakers: Professor Michael Power is Director of Accounting and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation at The London School of Economics and Political Science and among the most distinguished critical scholars in the field of financial governance. Tariq Ali, renowned author, public intellectual and activist, will address the conference title.We welcome individual abstract submissions of up to 500 words from now until 31st October 2012, detailing your name, institution, paper title, panel (if any) and proposal. Abstracts should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals for panels and streams are also very welcome. Panel proposals should explain the rationale and the abstract for each contributing paper. Stream proposals should explain the overarching rationale, key themes, how many panels there might be and how they will be organized. We have had three proposals for streams so far, but welcome further suggestions and volunteers to coordinate them. If you wish to participate in one of these streams, please mark this clearly on your abstract:
Professor Michael Power
* Governance futures in and beyond capitalism
* ‘In and against the state’ once more? Towards critical governance practices
* The governance of science and sustainability
Conference registration will open with an early bird rate of £200, rising to £250 from 1st October.
Bed and Breakfast will be available at a rate of either £77 per night (at Radcliffe House) or £50 per night (at theConference Park) and dinners can be booked for £27