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Call for Papers: 2015 Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance (DEADLINE: 29.09.14)

The Public and the Private in Global Governance

Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals and ESADE Business School’s Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics

Sep 29, 2014 12:00 AM

Paper submissions are now welcome for the 2015 edition of the Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance.

The workshop will ask how ‘the public’ and ‘the private’ are related in current structures of global governance. Key questions involve:

  • Does it make sense to maintain a distinction between public and private authority, and if so, how ought “publicness” to be reformulated for the global sphere? What could take the place of the public/private distinction for structuring accounts of legitimacy and accountability in global governance?
  • Do the authority and legitimacy of global governance, both normatively and sociologically, depend on the “publicness” of its institutions?
  • How do institutions (including privately-created ones) generate, or seek to generate, “publicness” in their rhetoric, procedures and accountability mechanisms, and with what success?
  • How do private actors, both national and transnational, participate in global governance regimes? What patterns of interaction exist between privately‐ and publicly‐created institutions?
  • What success can the construction of a “global public law” as a law of global governance have?

Abstracts of up to 500 words should be sent to by 29 September 2014

25 Sep 2014

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