Thursday 10 January 2013

Info on conference venue

Conference venue

Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

How to get there:

Senate Room and Jessel Room are both located on first floor

Monday 7 January 2013

Conference programme

Democracy Promotion: Hegemony, Resistance and the Shifting Discourses of Democracy in International Relations
February 1, 2013
Senate House, University of London

Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London) and Department of Politics and International Relations (University of Westminster)

Conference Programme

09:30 – 10:00      Welcome, registration and introduction (Jessel Room)

10:00 – 11:30      Panel 1 (Senate Room)
Hegemony, Resistance, Seduction: Opportunity Through Challenge?
(Chair: Jessica Schmidt)

After Hegemony: Normative Contestation of Democracy Promotion in a Pluralist World
Annika Poppe (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt) and Jonas Wolff (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)

Contesting the Hegemony of Democracy Promotion
Joel Lazarus (University of Oxford)

Political Liberalism and the “Internal Resistance” to Democracy Promotion
Elisa Piras (London School of Economics and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa)

Historicising the Depth of Democracy in the Peripheries: Turkey and the Philippines in Comparison
Cemal Burak Tansel (University of Nottingham) and Salvador Santino Regilme (Berlin Free University)

11:30 – 12:00      Tea break (Jessel Room)

12:00 – 13:30      Panel 2
Democratisation, State-Building and the Arab Spring
(Chair: Matthew Hill)

The End of State-Building and a Return to “Democracy”: The Legacy of the Arab Spring for Studying the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia
Adam Fagan (Queen Mary)

Dance of the Seven Veils: Seduction and Resistance in European Democracy Promotion Initiatives in the Arab World
Helle Malmvig (Danish Institute for International Studies)

US Democracy Promotion and the Arab Uprising: A Problem of Language of Democracy?
Jeff Bridoux (Aberystwyth University)

The Obama administration and the Transition towards Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa – An Early Assessment
Mattia Toaldo (Institute for the Study of the Americas)

13:30 – 14:30      Lunch

14:30 – 15:50      Panel 3
Global Civil Society, Cosmopolitanism and Empowerment: Impact on Democracy Promotion?
(Chair Nic Bouchet)

Democracy, Abridged: Democracy Promotion and the Civil Societalisation of Policy
Alistair Brisbourne (Royal Holloway)

The Concept of Cosmopolitan Democracy
Michael Murphy (Royal Holloway)

Democracy in Private: Empowerment and the Rise of the Social
Jessica Schmidt (University of Westminster)

15:50 – 16:20      Break

16:20 – 17:50      Panel 4
Lessons Learnt and the Future of Democracy Promotion
(Chair: tbc)

International Democracy Promotion: Patterns of Learning Within a Policy Area
Kateryna Pishchikova (Transatlantic Academy, Washington DC and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa)

Matters of History or History Matters? Shifts, Inceptive Moments and “Generations” of Democratisation Through State-Building
Elisa Randazzo (University of Westminster)

The Limits of Democracy Conceptualisation in State Democracy Promotion: Why It Matters that States Promote Their Own Conceptualisation of Democracy
Malcolm Russell (independent consultant)

US Democracy Promotion in friendly tyrannies: the internal-external strategy during the Cold War and the War on Terror
Robert Pee (University of Birmingham)

18:00 – 19:20      Keynote
Professor Laurence Whitehead (University of Oxford)

19:20                     Wine Reception