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Interrogating Urban Crisis - Call for Papers

Dear ColleaguesCALL FOR PAPERS - URBAN STUDIES/URBAN STUDIES FOUNDATION SPONSORED CONFERENCE: “INTERROGATING URBAN CRISIS: GOVERNANCE, CONTESTATION AND CRITIQUE”:  DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, LEICESTER, MONDAY 9TH – WEDNSEDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2013Urban scholarship is pre-occupied with the implications of an enduring economic crisis, which poses challenges and threats to cities far beyond those directly caught up in the crash.  Yet, comparative research on the urban dimensions of crisis is still at a…See More
Dec 18, 2012
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Interrogating Urban Crisis - Call for Papers at DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

September 9, 2013 at 9am to September 11, 2013 at 4pm
CCall for Contributions - International Conference on Cities in CrisisSince 2008, the economic and financial crisis has had a huge impact on cities across the world.  From 9-11 September this year, De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, is hosting a conference to explore the ‘urban crisis’, creating an international dialogue between university researchers, public officials and workplace and activists.  We ask: how are different groups in cities, such as those in positions of power and…See More
Dec 18, 2012
Jonathan Stephen Davies replied to joe taylor's discussion A New Democratic Constitution for Britain.
"I think exercises like this can be useful for setting out demands around which we can mobilise. But as practical governing tools, constitutions are only as good as the institutions that implement them. Meanings are easily captured and subverted…"
Nov 30, 2012
Jonathan Stephen Davies replied to joe taylor's discussion The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism – Colin Crouch in the group NatCAN Book Group
"Great quotes.  As I said before, I had the privilege of working with Colin Crouch at Warwick.  Strange Non-Death is a brilliant book, particularly in explaining the origins of neoliberalism and the way it is sustained despite the…"
Nov 29, 2012
Jonathan Stephen Davies commented on Lorna Prescott's group NatCAN Book Group
"I had the privilege of working with Colin Crouch at Warwick.  It is a brilliant book, particularly in explaining the origins of neoliberalism and the way in which it is sustained despite the crisis.  But Colin is quite pessimistic about…"
Nov 26, 2012
Jonathan Stephen Davies commented on Paul Feldman's blog post Universities fight back against corporate body snatchers
"Interesting that Dawkins is involved, since he signed up to A C Grayling's scab university.  I endorse the idea that the university system needs defending from the evil twins of government control-freakery and market…"
Nov 10, 2012
Jonathan Stephen Davies replied to joe taylor's discussion Birth of the Chaordic Age - Dee Hock in the group NatCAN Book Group
"Having just read the 24/8 update, I empathise with Hock's premise there - absolutely right. But, the Newtonian vs systems stuff is a diversion."
Oct 4, 2012
Jonathan Stephen Davies replied to joe taylor's discussion Birth of the Chaordic Age - Dee Hock in the group NatCAN Book Group
"Sure - he's talking about a real problem.  But, I feel that blaming Newtonian thinking is a red herring, distracting us from the question of why is managerialism rife in late capitalism? Why, for all the buzz about…"
Oct 4, 2012
Jonathan Stephen Davies replied to joe taylor's discussion Birth of the Chaordic Age - Dee Hock in the group NatCAN Book Group
"I've not seen this book, but based on the snippet above it looks like a pretty conventional rehash of the critique of modernity developed by non-Marxists (Beck, Castells etc) over the past 30 years or so, coupled with the faith they espouse in…"
Oct 4, 2012
Jonathan Stephen Davies joined Lorna Prescott's group
Oct 4, 2012
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Occupy: We are the 99%

A place to discuss and debate the influence and future of the Occupy movement. What has it achieved so far? How does it fit in with other campaigns and movements? What needs to be done if it is going to breakthrough and acheive real and permanent change in society?See More
May 1, 2012
Jonathan Stephen Davies commented on Nick Beddow's group Beyond capitalism
"I define capitalism as a system in which enterprises (which can include states) compete with one another in order to achieve a return on investment (profit). In order to compete they have to generate profit, which is achieved by paying workers less…"
Apr 5, 2012
Jonathan Stephen Davies commented on Jonathan Stephen Davies's blog post Critical Governance Conference - Call for Papers
"Joe - I'll have a think about that and perhaps say something about it if I write an update on the conference?  One theme that people might want to respond to is the 'in and against the state once more' question, which I…"
Apr 5, 2012
joe taylor commented on Jonathan Stephen Davies's blog post Critical Governance Conference - Call for Papers
"Sounds great Jonathan. Did anything come out of the NatCAN conference that you feel might link in?"
Apr 5, 2012
Jonathan Stephen Davies posted an event

Critical Governance Conference - Call for Papers (Activists welcome) at University of Warwick

December 10, 2012 to December 12, 2012
Dear Colleagues The second Critical Governance Conference ‘From Critique to Transformation? Critical Governance Studies in and beyond the Crisis’ will be held at the University of Warwick from Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th December 2012. We have two outstanding keynote speakers: Professor Mike Power is Director of Accounting and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the LSE and among the most distinguished critical scholars in the field of financial governance.  Tariq…See More
Apr 5, 2012
Jonathan Stephen Davies posted a blog post

Critical Governance Conference - Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues The second Critical Governance Conference ‘From Critique to Transformation? Critical Governance Studies in and beyond the Crisis’ will be held at the University of Warwick from Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th December 2012.  We are privileged to have two outstanding keynote speakers: Professor Mike Power is Director of Accounting and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the LSE and among the most distinguished critical scholars in the field of financial…See More
Apr 5, 2012

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I am an academic interested in power at the state-society interface and in dissidence/resistance/transformation.

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Interrogating Urban Crisis - Call for Papers

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 13:01

Critical Governance Conference - Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues

 

The second Critical Governance Conference ‘From Critique to Transformation? Critical Governance Studies in and beyond the Crisis’ will be held at the University of Warwick from Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th December 2012. 

 

We are privileged to have two outstanding keynote speakers: Professor Mike Power is Director of Accounting and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the LSE and among the most distinguished critical…

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Posted on April 5, 2012 at 9:45 — 2 Comments

For Insurgency: The Case Against Partnership.

The following article has been published by the NCIA at http://www.independentaction.net/2012/01/25/for-insurgency-the-case-against-partnership/#more-8961.

 

This, we are told, is an era of ‘partnership’ requiring government, business and voluntary and community organisations to cooperate for the common good.   Partnership is the solution to everything from poverty…

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Posted on January 25, 2012 at 18:41 — 3 Comments

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