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Call for applications – Eu-SPRI winter school 2017

 

The European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation, Eu-SPRI Forum, is proud to announce it is piloting a new series of Winter and Summer schools. This series aims to provide state-of-the-art training in the study of science and innovation policy and supporting disciplines, catering for early career scholars and professionals at different stages of their careers. It concentrates on current research and debates, with emphasis on policy and pressing societal challenges. SPRU will host the first session of this series on the theme of Transformative Change.

The combined hues of environmental degradation, climate change, rising inequalities, democratic deficit, a protracted economic crisis, and the displacement of large populations by war and strife, paint a complex picture that is evocative of crisis and urgency. Governments, multilateral organisations, businesses and civil society have been engaged in composing new global agendas for facing these challenges, as it is evident in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement, in the efforts of the International Panel on Climate Change, Future Earth and International Panel on Social Progress, as well as in many bottom-up grassroots and inclusive innovation activities.

These engagements, agendas and research programmes signal a need to reframe Science, Technology and Innovation policies, around the overarching notion of ‘transformative change’, with changes in its objectives, scope of action, scales and pace. This emerging frame taps into ongoing debates in research, policy and practice, and places greater emphasis on systemic responses, and renewed notions of social progress and democracy.

This winter school seeks to familiarise participants with state-of-the-art debates about the ‘transformative change’ frame of STI policy and its associated practices. Through seminars and discussions, the school participants will explore its conceptual underpinnings and its connections and departures from conventional STI policy. Sessions will also discuss concrete examples of efforts to promote such transformations. Three guiding questions will be addressed:

  • How may contrasting understandings of transformative change be brought to bear on policy responses to pressing contemporary challenges?
  • How to ensure such responses are inclusive and democratic?
  • How to advance such responses through transdisciplinary approaches and alliances?


Course objectives
Participants of the course will become familiar with the state-of-the-art of the emerging transformative Change frame, being able to:

  • Critically examine the prevalent framings of science and technology policy, placing them in historical perspective.
  • Recognise and discuss the emerging policy practices which embody the Transformative Change framing.
  • Identify and critically assess methods and approaches with the potential to ‘open-up’ and democratise STI policies.
  • Consider the role of alternative science and technology indicators.
  • Reflect on the relevance of the Transformative Change frame to their current research and professional practice.

Content and planning
The course has a duration of 5 days and combines lectures, panel discussions, interactive and training sessions. Each day of the school will be dedicated to a topic, combining lectures, case studies and group discussions.

Important dates

5 Nov  2016 : Last day for applications
15 Nov 2016 : Final program confirmed
2 Dec 2016 : Deadline for registration
16 Jan 2017 : First day of the school
20 Jan 2017 : Last day of the school

Location
SPRU will host the school at the conference centre at the University of Sussex, Brighton. This venue is located close to SPRU’s main building, and at a short travel by train to the city centre. Participants will be accommodated in a hotel, close to the train station, in a convivial area of the city centre.

Fees
Accommodation is provided by SPRU, but all participants should make their travel arrangements independently. Participants from Eu-SPRI member organisations have fee waivers covering the course, accommodation, and catering costs. Participants from other institutions are subject to a 500€ fee to cover the course, accommodation, and catering costs.

Target audience and selection

The school will target early career researchers and professionals whose track-records demonstrate a commitment to the promotion of transformative change in its different guises, and who will benefit from the training offered.

How to apply
Applicants should submit a PDF document consisting of:

  • A motivation letter (1 page, 500 words)
  • A brief CV (2 pages)
  • A recommendation letter (300 words)

Applicants are requested to use the Europass template.

Applications will be evaluated on three criteria:

  • Demonstrable research/professional and personal commitment with transformative change (motivation letter and CV)
  • Likelihood that the participant will benefit from the training (motivation letter)
  • Track-record (CV and recommendation letter)

Applications should be sent before the 5th November, 17:00, to j.torrens@sussex.ac.uk

More information

For more information regarding this winter school, please contact j.torrens@sussex.ac.uk
For information regarding the Eu-SPRI winter School, please contact the secretariat:  info@euspri-forum.eu

 

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ALLISS Sciences Sociétés Livre Blanc – le 14 novembre 2016 | Assemblée Nationale

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Les attendus du Livre Blanc

Le monde d’aujourd’hui – celui de demain le sera plus encore – est extrêmement « dense en savoirs », savoirs de toutes sortes. Dans tous les domaines majeurs de la vie en société, les transformations, transitions et conversions dépendent de processus intensifs en connaissances, au croisement de nombreux savoirs et pratiques, en particulier scientifiques… (la suite dans le texte d’auto-saisine)

Objectifs du Livre Blanc

L’objectif est de considérer la société civile, dans toute sa diversité, comme partie prenante de l’évolution des politiques et stratégies en matière de recherche, d’enseignement supérieur, de formation et d’éducation tout au long de la vie… (la suite dans le texte d’auto-saisine)

PROGRAMME

8:15 Accueil (se munir d’une pièce d’identité)
9:00 Introduction par ALLISS et l’OPECST
9:15 Discours inaugural par M. Thierry Mandon, secrétaire d’Etat à l’Enseignement supérieur et la recherche (sous réserve)
9:30 Témoignages et analyses avec Bruno Tardieu (ATD Quart Monde), Emmanuel Hirsch (Espace Ethique Ile de France), Samba Yatéra (Groupe Initiatives/GRDR)
10:30 Table ronde avec Bertrand Monthubert (conseiller de M. le secrétaire d’Etat à l’ESR), M. François Goulard (ancien ministre de l’ESR), Mme Stéphanie Thiébault (vice-président d’AllEnvi), M. Jacques Meyer (président de la COMUE de Champagne Ardennes)
12:30 pause
14:30 Premières auditions publiques avec
Mme Nadia Bellaoui, secrétaire général de la Ligue de l’Enseignement
Mme Nadia Pellefigue, vice-présidente à l’ESR de la région Occitanie
M. Raymond Cointe, directeur général de l’INERIS
M. Denez L’Hostis, président de FNE
M. Patrick Braouzec, président de Plaine Commune
Mme Nadège Bouquin, de l’ANRT

Télécharger l’auto-saisine du Livre Blanc ici

Inscription obligatoire ici


Débat “Chinois de France, Français de Chine : générations et politisation”, 4 octobre 2016 | Université Paris Diderot

À l’occasion de la parution du numéro spécial de Hommes et Migrations, 2016, 1314, Gilles Guiheux (UFR LCAO et CESSMA) et Dominique Vidal (UFR Sciences Sociales et URMIS) organisent un débat le mardi 4 octobre, de 17 h à 20 h, à l’Université Paris Diderot à l’Amphithéatre 5C Halle aux Farines

pour rencontrer les auteurs :

Chinois de France /

Français de Chine

Générations et politisation

Une génération de Chinois a grandi depuis le renouveau de la mobilité à l’intérieur de la Chine et hors de ses frontières. Entre outre, les routes et motifs migratoires des Chinois en France se diversifient en termes à la fois d’origine régionale et de statut social. Afin de renouveler les connaissances sur cette population chinoise, le dossier spécial d’« Hommes et Migrations » rassemble des travaux sur les enjeux intergénérationnels et sur les descendants de migrants chinois. Au regard de l’actualité de cet été et de la mobilisation des « Chinois de France » contre l’insécurité, nous proposons dans ce séminaire de nous intéresser plus particulièrement aux connexions entre générations, parcours migratoires, vie associative et participation politique.

WANG Simeng (CNRS – CERMES3) et Hélène LE BAIL (CNRS – CERI Sciences Po)

Les relations intergénérationnelles au sein des migrations chinoises en France

CHUANG Ya-han (Université de Strasbourg et GEMASS – Paris-Sorbonne)

Retour historique sur la mobilisation des Chinois de France

CHEN Ken (Université Paris Diderot – URMIS)

Milieux associatifs chinois, générations et engagement politique

WANG Simeng (CNRS – CERMES3)

Migrants chinois qualifiés face à la mobilisation des « Chinois de France » contre l’insécurité

Contact : gilles.guiheux@univ-paris-diderot.fr

 

 

 

 

Pierre-André JUVEN reçoit l’accessit du prix article de l’année pour la revue Techniques Hospitalières

Pierre-André JUVEN a reçu l’accessit du prix article de l’année pour la revue Techniques Hospitalières.  La remise du prix a eu lieu le 25 mai 2016 lors de la Paris Healthcare Week.

Son article propose une réflexion sociologique sur le caractère politique et social des opérations de quantification telles que le calcul de coûts et la fixation des tarifs hospitaliers. Interrogeant notamment les cas des séjours extrêmes il montre les effets que les calculs ont pour les patients, pour les professionnels soignants et plus généralement pour l’hôpital. En observant l’inadéquation de certains coûts et de certains tarifs, l’article s’interroge sur la distance à prendre avec ces mesures et invite à une forme de prudence métrologique.

Pour accéder à l’article de Pierre-André Juven:
http://www.techniques-hospitalieres.fr/article/1028-calculer-les-couts-et-fixer-des-tarifs-des-gestes-politiques-.html

 

Summer School on Controversies and Conspiracies, FORCCAST Sept. 5-7, 2016

Summer School on Controversies and Conspiracies

FORCCAST Sept. 5-7, 2016

From September 5 to 7, the research and pedagogical programme FORCCAST will host its 2016 and third summer school in Paris (Sciences Po): Controversies and Conspiracies – Conceptual boundaries and empirical practices.

Conspiracy theories challenge an already problematic definition of sociotechnical controversies on three dimensions,?which will influence the programme of this summer school:

  • a shared focus on dissenting expertises, and a thorough study of technical and material evidences, therefore highlighting the need for a more accurate definition of sociotechnical controversies.
  • these forms of dispute are now identified as social and historicized ones, that belong to a common repertoire and can sometimes be mobilized as such. For example, some conspiracies strategically mimic controversies in order to spread ignorance.
  • an understanding through massively available digital footprints. By the use of the semantic field of “networks”, they support the existence of a new regime of knowledge production, and propose methods to deal with it.

This summer school aims to gather a group of scholars and teachers, and involve them in the collective production of concepts, research and pedagogical methods, around the following question: Is controversy mapping fit to tackle conspiracy theories, and how?

Speakers: Luc Boltanski, Bruno Latour, Kyle McGee…

Scientific programme: https://goo.gl/cUYQxN

Application form: http://goo.gl/forms/otLUlpyNNs

Deadline: May 22, 2016

The summer school will be limited to 25-30 participants. The language will be English. This event is free of charges (including lunches). Participants are expected to organize their own travel and accommodation.

Contacts :

FORCCAST
Thoams Thari : thomas.tari@sciencespo.fr

Controversies and Conspiracies – Call for Applications

12ème conférence internationale de l’AFD sur le développement Communs et Développement

12ème conférence internationale de l’AFD sur le développement Communs et Développement

1 et 2 décembre 2016, Paris

 

La 12ème conférence internationale de l’Agence française de développement (AFD) sur le développement est organisée en partenariat avec la Fondation pour les Études et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI), le Centre de coopération International en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) et le Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l’Environnement (CRIOBE). Elle se tiendra les 1er et 2 décembre 2016 à l’Agence française de développement.

Adresse:
5 rue Roland Barthes,
75598 PARIS CEDEX 12
(Accès)

La date limite de réception des propositions de communication est fixée au mercredi 1er juin 2016. Le comité scientifique fera connaître les communications retenues avant le 31 juillet 2016. Les textes définitifs devront être envoyés au plus tard le 31 octobre 2016.

La conférence sera introduite par Gaël Giraud, chef économiste, AFD, CNRS, Paris, France. Les Keynote speakers confirmés sont :

  • Jean-Michel Severino, président d’Investisseurs & Partenaires, directeur général de l’AFD de 2001 à 2010, ancien membre du Panel de haut niveau des Nations Unies sur l’agenda post-2015, président de la plateforme de réflexion Convergences
  • Ravi Kanbur, professeur d’Economie à l’Université de Cornell, ancien directeur du World Development Report et ancien chef économiste pour l’Afrique à la Banque mondiale
  • Amy Dahan, directrice de recherche émérite au CNRS et membre émérite du Centre Alexandre Koyré (CNRS-EHESS)
  • Eduardo S. Brondizio, professeur d’Anthropologie à l’Université d’Indiana, co-directeur de l’Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT) et membre de l’Advisory Board of the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis à l’Université d’Indiana
  • Chimère Diaw, directeur général du Réseau Africain des Forêts Modèles et membre du Réseau International des Forêts Modèles
L’objectif de cette conférence est de rassembler et faire dialoguer les recherches menées sur l’articulation Communs et dynamiques de développement, à l’échelle internationale, en faisant appel à une pluralité de grilles d’analyse et de disciplines. Que nous enseignent les communs locaux en termes d’impact sur le développement des pays du Sud ? Comment appréhender les communs en termes d’acteurs, de modèles juridiques et d’indicateurs ? Comment caractériser les communs en termes d’interactions avec les sphères publique, marchande et politique ? Qu’est-ce que les communs apportent dans la réflexion sur les biens publics mondiaux ?
Contacts :
Pour plus d’information, veuillez contacter: Stéphanie Leyronas  – Mail: leyronass@afd.fr

IRD PhD Grants program

The “Allocations de recherche pour une thèse au Sud” (ARTS) is one of the programs supporting the strengthening and consolidation of research potential in southern countries being implemented by IRD. Through this program, IRD intends to help with the initial training of scientific staff in southern countries.

IRD PhD grants are intended to support PhD students from southern countries who are writing a thesis under a partnership between a northern research team and a southern research team, providing them with supervision and a good quality working environment and, in so doing, strengthening these countries’ research capabilities.
The goal is to prepare & encourage young researchers to integrate the higher education and research system of a southern country, after finishing their thesis.

Deadline for your submissions: 31 May 2016

Email address for electronic copy of the application: arts@ird.fr

For more information about this program : http://www.ird.fr/arts

Documents to download:

Allocations de recherche pour une thèse au Sud

L’IRD lance un nouvel appel à projets dans le cadre du programme Allocations de recherche pour une thèse au Sud (ARTS), l’un des programmes d’appui au renforcement et à la consolidation des potentiels de recherche dans les Suds, mis en œuvre par l’IRD.
À travers ce programme, l’IRD entend contribuer à la formation initiale des personnels scientifiques des pays du Sud.

Les bourses de thèse « ARTS » sont destinées à soutenir des doctorants des pays du Sud qui réalisent une thèse dans le cadre d’un partenariat entre une équipe de recherche du Nord et une équipe de recherche du Sud leur garantissant un encadrement et un environnement de travail de qualité et, par là même, à renforcer les capacités de recherche de ces pays.
L’objectif est de préparer de jeunes chercheurs à intégrer, au terme de leur thèse, le système d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche d’un pays du Sud.

Date limite de candidature : 31 mai 2016.

 Le dossier doit être transmis uniquement par voie électronique à arts@ird.fr.

Documents à télécharger :

International Colloquium « Interdisciplinarity in policy studies » – September 15th/16th, 2016 – University Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée

  IDEP 2016 – Call for papers

If there is agreement on the fact that the concept of governance refers to the analysis of how the public and private actors are involved in the formulation of policy or contribute to defining its content and its implementation, while governance necessarily articulates several levels between them, connects several dimensions of collective action, refers to differences in scale, connects a variety of actors and territories. Ultimately, governance is based on a variety of representations and by a multiplicity of disciplinary approaches opening a way to interdisciplinarity.

This is such a crossing of approaches and disciplines that aim this call for papers “taking seriously” the idea that if governance is multi-level or multi-scale. But it is necessary to examine or re-examine according to what (s) point (s) of view, to what degree, and what lessons can be inferred from a theoretical or practical level. If “account level”, what level are they? How are the different scales? Between which actors? Which “spaces” or which “territories”?

Indeed, multilevel governance can’t probably be reduced to “a Russian doll nested skills” to use an image used by Gary Marks (and Liesbet Hooghe), or a particular form of “dispersion of the deciding authority multiple territorial levels” as it seems to match the case of the European Union. It is itself multiple, and interdisciplinary meeting should be able to restitute such a multiplicity by analyzing different configurations subnational, national, regional or global.

The international colloquium IDEP 2016, proposes to consider multilevel governance less as a preset notion that as a search field to explore by the interdisciplinary bet. This is why the call to communicate addresses researchers involved in multilevel governance regardless of their disciplinary anchor (political science, law, economics, management, sociology, history, philosophy), they are part a single approach, multi or interdisciplinary .

We suggest your draft of communication falls within the framework of the following axes :

Axis 1: The question of the level in multilevel governance

How to tackle “the (s) level (s)” in the multi-level governance? Must we approach the level of implementation of public action (empirical dimension, related to the subject, which opens many questions, including morphological, on areas of public action, levels of decision)? Is it a perspective or a theoretical scale of choice (work on the logic of centralization / decentralization / regionalization, the key role of interim regulations, the different theories of globalization, the “multi-track diplomacy”)? Does proposed a methodological and epistemological position (by levels “micro” and “macro” and problematic passages from one to the other)? Which “levels” are we referring in law, political science, sociology, and how does this lead to specific representations of governance itself? The level he anchored in space or in the territory?

Axis 2: Exploring the creation and evaluation of “multilevel” public action  

This axis is meant, more specifically, for public policies analysts, whatever their discipline. On the one hand we may question on the uses of the notions of multi-level governance and its inputs in the process of understanding the making and the evaluation of public policies. For instance we may examine the emergence of new public action scenes and how they interfold, or the way the redistribution of powers between the different actors is implemented.On the other hand we may question on the effects of this pattern of government through the study of sectorial policies (employment, education, public health, environment) or more transversal (horizontal) policies (urban development, mobility, international relationships). Focusing on the effects of the intermingling (interfolding) of so many actors, we may also search about the dilution of responsibilities, the increasing of conflicts, the rises of possibilities for cooperation and its difficulties, the redefinition of the public intervention content and of its participants, its efficiency and of the hybridization between public and private governance.The issue of regulation can also be addressed by studying different function logics (competitive , contractual and otherwise) that impose a redefinition of relationships and spaces between public and private actors.

Axis 3: “Territories” of the multi-level governance

The territories where multi-level and “multiscale” governance are exercised have multiplied. This questions the diversity of scales (local, national, global) as well as the nature of the actors (public, private, institutional) whose interactions constitute the core of governability of the contemporary societies.The draft registered in this axis are to highlight (demonstrate) the relationships between the reality (the field, the ground), the different actors and the mode of governance which is performed (experienced) or which could be conceivable. The reference to case studies will allow, in an empiric manner, to develop and test theoretical assumptions.

Axis 4: Generate and mobilize knowledge: issues of multilevel governance in connection with the field of “science and technology”  

Multilevel governance refers to a set of producers and / or knowledge of users. This is particularly the case in the context of the governance of science and technology. This axis aims to examine the relationship between knowledge and power, expertise (instituted or instituting) and decision, construction and use of knowledge and data while governance of science and technology is exercised at multiple levels, producing effects on content and format of the products and knowledge mobilized (prioritization, legitimation, alignment, standardization, regulation). What practical modalities of production, circulation, layout and use of knowledge, they specify a multi-level governance? To what extent do they direct the course and choices? Communications offering to answer these questions based on field research will be welcome.

These axes can be adapted with the help of contributors, who are required to specify in their applications:

  • Design (theoretical, empirical and methodological) “levels” considered;
  • The reasons (theoretical, methodological or empirical yet again) why the “standard account” and why it is necessary to consider several levels in the analysis (and by which analytical methods);
  • How interdisciplinarity allows them to meet these analytical challenges.

Response modalities and timetable

Communication projects (individual or collective) describe precisely the questions, the objects studied, interdisciplinary dimension and mobilized methods. The authors specify their institutional affiliation and their disciplinary affiliation.

The proposals take the form of a 500-word (maximum) and 5 keywords. They must be submitted by May 9, 2016 on the link ColloqueIDEP2016.

The assessment returns communication projects will be notified as from 27 June 2016.

The full papers (in French or English) must be sent in word format beforeSeptember 5, 2016.

For more information : IDEP 2016_en

 

 

 

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