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- Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities CRASSH, University of Cambridge
|Dates:||March 23-24, 2012|
|Description:||Conference "The New Public Good: Affects and Techniques of flexible Bureaucracies"|
|Location:||Cambridge, CRASSH, United Kingdom|
|Subject:||This conference shall creatively bring together academics working on a diversity of bureaucratic structures ranging from large public sector undertakings (PSUs) and development bureaucracies in South Asia, higher educational and local government reforms in the UK, health organisations in Australia and hospitals in the Netherlands, large multinational corporations such as Microsoft or oil companies, worker co-operatives in Argentina, human rights organisations in southern Africa, to customs offices in Ghana. Theoretical interventions on the penetration of neo-liberal political rationalities and technologies of governance as well as the gendering and insidious violence of bureaucratic organisations will be brought into conversation with ethnographic accounts of the quotidian practices of bureaucracies. The conference aims to be inter-disciplinary. It will draw in anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers, cultural theorists, historians, and gender specialists. It will be transnational in its orientation not only by including researchers who work in different parts of the world but also in its very foundational act of identifying a common theme that crosscuts diverse regions: the alterations being effected in variegated bureaucratic formations via new and contested definitions of the public good. [gem╠_╠┘ den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]|