Category Archives: Conference/Meeting

Panel teaser “Water Governance and the Rise of Global Hydro-hubs as Developmental Actors” on 5 July 2021 at 15.30 CET time

SP001 – Water Governance and the Rise of Global Hydro-hubs as Developmental Actors Convened by Farhad Mukhtarov (Institute of Social Studies (ISS) The Hague), Corinne Ong Pei Pei (National University of Singapore), Des Gasper (Institute of Social Studies (ISS) The … Continue reading

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From ‘Ministers and Merchants’ to Neutral Brokers: Aspirations of Water Diplomacy of the Netherlands

This post presents findings from our latest article published in International Journal of Water Resources Development. Introducing Water Diplomacy “An old cliché about who the Dutch really are – a mix of merchants and [religious] ministers — applies to foreign … Continue reading

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Workshop on “Translation in World Politics” at Kate Hamburger Kolleg, Duisburg, Germany

Last week, on October 08-09, I took part in a workshop at the University of Duisburg’s Kate Hamburger Kolleg (Centre for Global Cooperation Research) named “Translation in World Politics”. It was very pleasing to see the ideas of policy translation … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ethnography and a slaughterhouse from the Annual Ethnography Symposium 2013

At the Amsterdam Ethnography Symposium, a full room of scholars, mostly anthropologists, is captivated by the charismatic speaker telling the tale of mass killing and normalization of such. The subject is the ethnography of a slaughterhouse. The element of story-telling … Continue reading

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“Policy as Translation” at Policy Analysis Conference in Vienna, 2013

It is one thing for a concept and a network of scholars around it to get into the panels at conferences, and it is another thing when those panels are attended by a large number of people among whom are … Continue reading

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