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 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 30th September 2012.  These should be emailed to  The conference is cross-disciplinary in nature. Proposals for panels and streams are also very welcome.  Panel proposals should explain the rationale and details of each contributing paper.  Stream proposals should explain overarching rationale, key themes, how many panels there might be and how they would be organized.  Initial stream suggestions include: 

-              Governance futures in and beyond capitalism

-              ‘In and against the state’ once more? Towards critical governance practices

-              Critical governance, science and sustainability

We particularly encourage submissions relating to these themes, from academics, activists and practitioners alike - you do not have to present a conventional academic paper, and wish to promote dialogue.

Details of how to register and book accommodation will be available online shortly at

Dr Penelope Tuck Conference organiser Warwick Business School University of Warwick

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Comment by Jonathan Stephen Davies on April 5, 2012 at 10:57

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 know is of interest to critical practitioners in local government. Could generate a nice spiky dialogue!

Comment by joe taylor on April 5, 2012 at 10:52

Sounds great Jonathan. Did anything come out of the NatCAN conference that you feel might link in?

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