Workshop on Barents International Political Economy, August 29-30.
Barents International Political Economy (BIPE) workshop is held in the Arctic Centre in August 29-30, 2012. The workshop is part of activities of a Nordic researcher network collaborating with Russian experts to study political, economic and social development in the Barents region.
This final workshop of BIPE will cover two related
topics: Politics of development in the Barents Region (Wednesday, August
29, 2012) and Biopolitics of regionalism (Thursday, August 30, 2012).
The program in the first day includes presentation and discussion of a
new book “Politics of development in the Barents region” (2012) and
The second day is
dedicated to a new project with BIPE partners on neoliberal governance,
sustainable development and local communities in the Barents Region
(NEO-BEAR). The day is started with a keynote speech by Dr. Wendy
Larner, who is Professor of Human Geography and Sociology, and Research
Director for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, at Bristol
University, UK. Her research program is situated in the
interdisciplinary fields of globalisation, governance and gender, and
links insights from critical social theory with a strong commitment to
empirical research. Her aim is to challenge conventional understandings
of globalisation as an inevitable ‘new reality’ by showing that it is a
contested and contradictory process in the making. Relatedly, she has a
long standing research interest in theorising neo-liberalism and
The Nordic researcher
network is a multidisciplinary collaboration between senior researchers
and doctoral students from sociology, law, political science, economics,
international relations, history, technology, gender studies and
anthropology. The researcher network is funded by Nordforsk (2010-2012).
The partners are Barents Institute, University of Tromsö, Norway,
Universities of Umeå and Luleå, Sweden, Luzin Institute of Economic
Studies, Kola Science Centre, Russia, Centre for Independent Social
Research, St. Petersburg, Russia and Arctic Centre, University of
Lapland, Finland. The final workshop is organised in collaboration with
the ARKTIS doctoral program.
The program draft: http://www.arcticcentre.org/?DeptID=25448
The workshop is open to staff and students from partner institutes. Please register your participation to Raija Kivilahti, event coordinator, by August 15, 2012 (raija.kivilahti(at)ulapland.fi).
BIPE network coordinator Monica Tennberg (monica.tennberg(at)ulapland.fi)