Failure and Denial in World Politics.
Date: 17-18 October, 2015
Location: The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Opening Address: Cynthia Enloe (Brown University) and Stefano Guzzini (DIIS, Uppsala University, IRI/PUC-Rio)
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Bruno Latour (Sciences Po)
Conference Theme: Failure and denial are ubiquitous to human experience, practice, and politics, and yet they remain under-theorised or ignored in IR. With this in mind, Millennium asks: Does international failure open new and implicit boundaries of thought, politics, action, and control, that affects and steers world politics? Does our global ‘house of cards’ rely upon a denial of political failures, so as to sustain status-quo discourses, hierarchies, and gendered social relations? Does IR theorise only success, whilst downplaying or ignoring the impacts, effects, and even government of, failure?
Millennium seeks to push the boundaries of IR scholarship through a critical, philosophical, and historical interrogation of these two intertwined concepts. Indeed, an examination of the economic, environmental, financial, political, biological, and technological crises sweeping the globe today, is called for in IR. It is a call to theorise failure and denial in world politics.
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