Theory Seminar: Ethnography as an approach to studying global policy regimes?

Wed 23 Nov 2016
Time: 10:00 Location: NUPI Language: English Available seats: 69
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NUPI has the pleasure of inviting you to a theory seminar with Finn Stepputat, who is a senior researcher at DIIS.

At a time when changing world orders, new actors, and new technologies transform global policy regimes, I argue that a methodology for studying such regimes ethnographically seems to be emerging across various disciplines. In this paper, I seek to contribute to the dialogue on ethnographic and practice-oriented approaches to power and politics that is growing across various disciplines, and provide some common ground for this dialogue. Secondly, I focus on methodological discussions con­cerning how to approach the highly complex global policy process­es that are currently developing. What are the appropriate empirical scale(s) and units of analysis of a global political ethnography? How do we identify sites, encounters, situations and materials where ethnographic approaches can generate dif­ferent and maybe more critical insights than more conventional approaches? And how are the voices and practices of actors operating at different scales and in dif­ferent sites balanced and connect­ed in the policy analysis?

If you have any questions, write an e-mail to Jon Harald Sande Lie and Ole-Jacob Sending