Seminar on contemporary challenges to government and steering of welfare states

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The seminar brought together scholars from a range of European universities and Business Schools to rethink social systems theory and its contribution to societal debate on the contemporary changes in welfare government and management.

 

23/04/2014

Seminar on contemporary challenges to government and steering of welfare states

In March the Public-Private platform hosted a seminar on contemporary challenges to government and steering of welfare states at Klitgården in Skagen. The seminar brought together scholars from a range of European universities and Business Schools to rethink social systems theory and its contribution to societal debate on the contemporary changes in welfare government and management.

At the seminar, themes for focus included:
- Crisis and intensification of specialization and interdependence of function systems.
- Hybrid governance.
- Indeterminacy and contingency as economic resources for flexibility and innovation.
- Self-dissolving organizations and self-suspending states.
- How government actors relate to ungovernability, unpredictability and noise
- The politics of self-suspending systems.

The aim of the seminar was also to strengthen collaboration between dynamic research environments in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland and create a theoretical platform for future partnerships about research projects, publications, and, Phd.-education. The wonderful location of Klitgården – a place of retreat for scholars and artists – provided a perfect space for both formal and informal conversations and debates. 

Participants at the seminar: Prof. Dr. Urs Stäheli, University of Hamburg Prof. Dr. Oliver Marchart, Düsseldorf Academy of Art Prof. Dr. Cornelia Bohn, University of Luzern Juniorprofessor, Dr. Anna Henkel, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg Dr. Sven Opitz, University of Hamburg Prof. Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen Lektor Gorm Harste, Århus Universitet Lektor Morten Knudsen, CBS Lektor Anders la Cour, CBS Lektor Niels Thyge Thygesen, CBS Lektor Betina Renisson, Ålborg Universitet Adjunkt Justine Grønbæk Pors PhD Stud. Gina Atzeni, University of Munchen PhD Stud. Klaus Laursen, Ålborg Universitet
 

Interested in the field of system theory?

Suggestion for further reading:

luhmann_as_analytical_strategist.pdf

the_semantic_analytical_strategy_and_the_diagnostics_of_present.pdf

conceptual_history_and_the_diagnostics_of.pdf
 

 

Sidst opdateret: Public-Private Platform // 17/12/2017