IPW Lecture mit Hendrik Wagenaar

Am 16.05.2018 sprach Hendrik Wagenaar im Rahmen der IPW Lectures über "The Emergence of Civic Enterprise: Bottom-Up Social Innovation and the Possibilities for Democratic Renewal in the Administrative State".

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Der Abstract zum Vortrag:
Over the last two decades Civic Enterprises (CEs) have emerged in virtually every European country addressing a wide range of social needs, such as work integration, child care, adult care, urban renewal, community development, social welfare delivery, and sustainable energy. Civic enterprises may become sites of innovation and experimentation with new forms of organisation, financing and governance. Based on fieldwork in the Netherlands, I describe how citizens navigate the political-administrative environment in which their civic enterprise operates and how they position themselves within and against that environment. In the second part of my presentation I address the key question to what extent these bottom-up citizen initiatives are able to scale up to more enduring, institutionalized democratic innovation. Alternatively I interpret them as a form of social innovation, as a counter-institution within a radical democratic framework, and as hybrid forms of governance within a culture of administrative democratisation.


 IPW Lecture von Bernhard Rieder zum Nachhören

Am 21.03.2018 sprach Bernhard Rieder im Rahmen der IPW Lectures über Data Mining.

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Der Abstract zum Vortrag:
This talk will discuss data mining understood as the purpose driven reading of empirical reality in relation to recent debates about the "ethical issues" raised by these practices. While the identification of such issues and proposals for possible "solutions" certainly has merit, we should ask what the focus on codes of conduct and on values such as privacy, transparency, and accountability leaves unsaid and unexamined. Such an interrogation must engage the epistemological specificities of data mining practices as well as their embedding in larger technical systems, regulatory regimes, and systems of value. Through this, I hope to frame data mining as a political problem that requires a broader scope than ethical reasoning alone can provide.