CABS workshop in Oslo on Mediatization and Bureaucracy
The workshop took place at the University of Oslo where the winter sun framed the event and where several researchers from Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, UK and Denmark gathered for two effective days of presentations, feedback, discussions and dialogue. The theme of this workshop was Mediatizationand Bureaucracy. Mediatization coins a process whereby various societal institutions adapt to the logic of the media (Hjarvard 2008). The workshop opened with a keynote presentation by Christina Garsten from the
Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University Garsten gave a talk on "The rise of the policy professionals in Sweden". Find the programme for the workshop at the Public-Private Platform website here.
The workshop is a part of the ongoing process of developing a Research Centre for the Analysis of Bureaucracy in Society (CABS) based in Oslo. This project is led by Academic Director Paul du Gay together with Advisory Board member Haldor Byrkjeflot and Fredrik Engelstad from the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at University of Oslo.Together they are also working on developing a book and projects relating to these issues.
Next CABS workshop is to be held in Vienna November 2016 - more information will follow!