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LSE hosts major conference on Global Governance and the Role of Non-state Actors

The ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, based at LSE, hosts a joint conference on Global Governance and the Role of Non-state Actors on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 November.

Changes in statehood are one of the main indicators of a shift in the focus of government onto the global level. This is manifested most clearly in the emergence and growing importance of actors that are no longer tied to national or state contexts in the traditional way, as with national parliaments, government ministries or administrative bodies. The age of global governance is an age of international actors, such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and of non-state actors, such as Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and trans-national corporations (TNCs).

This conference takes a closer look at these non-state actors, the scope of their activities, the way they operate and the extent to which they are perhaps more appropriately classified as 'governance actors', given their function as regulators and standard setters, tasks more traditionally organised by the state.

Co-organised by the Social Science Center, Berlin (WZB), Alfred Herrhausen Society for International Dialogue, Frankfurt, and LSE's ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR), the conference features a panel of expert speakers:

  • Professor David Held, Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science, LSE
  • Professor Michael Zürn, Social Science Centre, Berlin, and the Hertie School of Governance
  • Bill Emmott, The Economist
  • Virginia Haufler, associate professor in the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Professor Bridget Hutter, co-director of CARR, LSE
  • Professor Michael Power, P D Leake Professor of Accounting and co-director of CARR, LSE
  • Dr Sigrid Quack, Social Science Center, Berlin
  • Dr Bernhard Speyer, Deutsche Bank Research, Frankfurt
  • Kristina Tamm Hallstöm, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Professor Wolfgang van den Daele, director of the Research Unit: civil society and trans-national networks, Social Science Research Center, Berlin
  • Jeanette Hofmann, Social Science Center, Berlin
  • Professor Thomas Risse, FU Berlin
  • Professor Folke Schuppert, Social Science Center, Berlin

Global Governance and the Role of Non-state Actors is on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 November from 9:00 am-6:00 pm at Bankside House, LSE, Sumner Street, London SE1 9JA. The conference is by invitation only. To register for a ticket please contact Amy Eldon on 020 7955 6577 or email a.eldon@lse.ac.uk| 

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Press: to request a press seat or for more information, please contact Jess Winterstein, LSE Press Officer, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

This event is organised by CARR in association with the Social Science Center, Berlin (WZB) [http://www.wz-berlin.de/|] and the Alfred Herrhausen Society for International Dialogue.

The ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) is an interdisciplinary research centre at LSE. The centre's core work focuses on the organisational and institutional settings for risk management and regulatory practices. More information at: Analysis of risk and regulation|

27 October 2004

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