Ghosts, monsters, zombies and werewolves in management and public governance...

After a successful seminar held in January, the PP Platform's cluster of Shifting Forms of Public Governance is ready for their second meeting in their seminar series. This happens on March 10, when assistant professor Justine Grønbæk Pors (MPP), professor with special responsibilities Anna Leander (MPP), assistant professor Rasmus Johnsen (MPP) and associate professor Sine Nørholm Just (DBP) each will give a brief 10 to 15 minutes presentation followed by a joint discussion and dialogue.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 14:30 to 16:00

Ghosts, monsters, zombies and werewolves in management and public governance

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This seminar explores the possibility that ghosts and other otherworldly creatures are an inherent part of everyday organizational and political life. The seminar brings together scholarly ghost hunters, zombie slayers and other good people to discuss the following (and more):

  • How metaphors of the supernatural find their way into explanations of market behaviour, financial crises, pathologies of modern day or security policy.
  • How ghosts of undecidability trouble organisations
  • The imaginary zones organizations have for what they exclude
  • The intriguing ways in which organisations remain haunted by the pasts that become unwanted en route to more modern and efficient versions of themselves.



14.30-14.35: Welcome with cluster facilitator Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen (MPP)
14.35-14.50: Presentation by Justine Grønbæk Pors (MPP)
14.50-15-05: Presentation by Anna Leander (MPP)
15.05-15.20: Presentation by Rasmus Johnsen (MPP)
15.20-15.35: Presentation by Sine Nørholm Just (DBP)
15.35-16.00: Discussion


All cluster members are welcome, and we hope that you will support this initiative and come join us for exciting presentations and discussions. If you are not already a member of the Shifting Forms of Public Governance cluster, you are welcome to join the cluster and participate in the seminar series.

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The full description of the seminar series with themes and dates can be found here.

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