Workshop

Reconstituting Democracy from Below: New Approaches to Civil Society and the Public Sphere

Programme 

Workshop panels

Thursday, 17 May 2007

12:15 

Soup and getting acquainted 

13:00

Welcome and introduction
Ulrike Liebert, CEuS, Bremen University and Hans-Jörg Trenz, ARENA, University of Oslo 

13:15

Keynote: Polanyi in Brussels: Why a European Civil Society is Possible - And the Strange Way it May Happen
Sidney Tarrow, Cornell University, Ithaca

14:00

Commentary: Christopher Lord, University of Reading

14:10 

General discussion 


Panel I: Reconstituting Democracy from Below: European Experiences
Chair: Christopher Lord, University of Reading

14:30

Reconstituting Democracy Through New Modes of Governance? Towards More Active European Citizenship, or the End of citizenship? Stijn Smismans

14:50

The Imaginary of a European Civil Society, Hans-Jörg Trenz (ARENA)

15:10

Democratizing From Above? Assessing the European Commission's Strategy of Civil Society Involvement, Thorsten Hüller (Mannheim)

15:30

15:40  

Commentary: Florian Rödl (Bremen)

Discussion

16:00 

COFFEE BREAK 

16:30 

The Future of Democracy in Europe in the Light of Constituent Practices, Ulrike Liebert (CEuS)

17:00 

Democracy Without Politics? On the European Crisis of Legitimacy, Hagen Schulz-Forberg (Mannheim)

17:30

17:40 

Commentary: Florian Rödl (Bremen)

Discussion

 

18:15 

DINNER AT THE HWK

 

Friday, 18 May 2007

Panel II: Constituting a European Public Sphere: Innovative Approaches to Media, Communication and Discourse Analysis
Chair: Ulrike Liebert, Bremen
 

09:00

Framing Europe Revisited: How New Frames Affect Citizen Understanding of and Support for European Integration , Claes de Vreese (Amsterdam)

09:30 

Media Discourses on the European Constitution: Results of a Research Project on Media Coverage of the Ratification Process, Monika Mokre (Wien)

10:00 

Moving Towards Explanation: Determinants and Mechanisms of the Europeanization of Political Media Discourse, Hartmut Wessler (Jacobs University Bremen, Sfb 597)

10:30

10:40 

Commentary: Cathleen Kantner (Berlin/Florence)

Discussion 

11:00 

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 

Europeanisation and the Potentials of Online Public Spheres, Ann Zimmermann (Karlsruhe)

11:50

Europeanisation of Public Spheres and Mediatisation of European Politics: Empirical and Conceptual Observations, Christoph Meyer (Kings College, London)

12:10

Europeanisation and Transnationalisation of Constitutional Debates: Quantitative Comparative Media Analyses, Alexander Gattig (CEuS, Bremen)

12:30

12:40 

Commentary: Cathleen Kantner (Berlin/Florence)

Discussion

13:00 

LUNCH BREAK

 

Panel III: Civil Society and Democracy in Europe: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Methodologies
Chair: Hans-Jörg Trenz, ARENA

14:30 

Discourses About Enlargement and the Representation of the EU, Maria Heller (ELTE Budapest)

14:50 

Civil Society, Trust and Democratization in Russia, Galina Michaleva (RGGU, Moskow)

15:10 

Civil society in Central Eastern Europe, Petra Rakusanova (ConstEPS/UniHB & ASCR, Prague)

15:30

Discussion

16:00 

COFFEE BREAK

16:30 

International Organizations and Civil Society: The Role of NGOs in the UN and the EU, Jutta Joachim and Birgit Locher

16:50 

Organized Civil Society and European Governance: Findings and Contributions to the State of the Art, Emanuela Bozzini (CIVGOV, Trento)

17:10

Emergent Partisanship? Political Claims-making by Parties over Europe, Asimina Michailidou (Bristol)

17:30

18:30 

Discussion
 
Meeting of RECON WP 5 project
 

19:00

DINNER IN DELMENHORST (Backenköhler)

 

Saturday, 19 May 2007

09:00

Meeting of RECON WP 8 project 

09:00-13:00  

Panel IV: Quantitative-qualitative Methodology of Media Discourse Analysis - Research Training Unit for National Media Analysts
Chair: Alexander Gattig, Bremen

Consteps Research Group: Tatjana Evas, Kathrin Packham, Petra Rakusanova,  Alexandra Wyrozumska (Bremen)

Regina Vetters (Berlin)

Jacek Kolodziej (Krakow)

PhDs

10:30     COFFEE BREAK

Sönke Maatsch (CEuS, Bremen)

Brit Helle Aarskog (Bergen)

Wrap up and work program  

13:00     LUNCH

 

14:00    Program discussion for the RECON Summer School in Bremen
            Venue: HWK (Trenz, Liebert, Sifft, Vetters, Maatsch, Gattig)
 

 

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